Buang, Mapos

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Central Buang, Mapos
Population

10,500 (2000). No monolinguals.

Location

Morobe province: Mumeng district, middle Snake river area. 10 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Wagau, Mambump, Buweyeu, Wins, Chimbuluk, Papakene, Mapos. Lexical similarity: 61% between Mambump dialect and Mangga Buang [mmo].

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Vigorous. Urban residents likely to use Tok Pisin [tpi] with children. All domains. Some oral and written use in village schools, community development, church. Personal letters. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Grammar. NT: 1978–2003.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.