Maiadomu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Maiadom
Population

900 (2000 SIL), increasing.

Location

Milne Bay Province, Bwaidoka district, east Fergusson island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 62% with Iamalele [yml], 35% with Boselewa [bwf], 32% with Gameta dialect of Galeya [gar], 20% with Dobu [dob].

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Gumawana [gvs].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 20%–30%. Taught in primary schools. 3 preparatory schools started. Poetry. Bible portions: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].