Maiwala

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

2,450 (2000 census).

Location

Milne Bay province: Alotau district, Huhu LGA, Milne bay head.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Maiwala. Lexical similarity: 67% with Tawala [tbo] at Diwala village (most similar).

Language Use

Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Hiri Motu [hmo], Suau [swp], Tawala [tbo].

Language Development

Taught in primary schools. Taught in secondary schools, 2 schools.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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