Komba

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Neng Den
Population

15,000 (2000 SIL).

Location

Morobe province: Kabwum district. Selepet [spl] language area is northwest, Timbe [tim] language area is west, Saruwaged mountains south, and Cromwell mountains east.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

East Komba, Central Komba, West Central Komba, Border Komba, West Komba.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Also in church, songs. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng]. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi], particularly in church and for songs.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. NT: 1980.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.