Enga

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Caga, Tchaga, Tsaga
Population

230,000 (2000 census). 12,000 in Sau (1990 UBS).

Location

Enga Province. Maramuni are nomadic in lower central range.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Kaina, Kandepe, Kapona, Laiagam, Lapalama 1, Lapalama 2, Layapo, Mae (Mai, Wabag), Maramuni (Malamuni), Sari, Sau (Sau Enga, Wapi), Tayato, Yandapo. Mae is standard dialect; all understand it. Layapo is between Mae and Kyaka [kyc].

Typology

SOV

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1979–1988.
Writing
Latin script.