Mwatebu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

L1 users: 120 (Wurm 2000). 10 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 270 (2000 census).

Location

Milne Bay province: Normanby island, north central coast. 1 village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 49% with Dobu [dob] (most similar).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 D. Tryon); endangered or potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Also use Dobu [dob], Duau [dva].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Low.
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