Mwatebu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

120 (Wurm 2000). 10% monolingual.

Location

Milne Bay Province, Normanby island, north central coast. 1 village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 49% with Dobu [dob] (most similar).

Language Use

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

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: low.