Narak

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Ganja
Population

6,220 (2000 census). 70% monolingual.

Location

Western Highlands Province, Hagen district, middle Jimi near Tabibuga.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Similar to Maring [mbw], North Wahgi [whg], and Kandawo [gam].

Typology

SOV; Whistle speech reported

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Tok Pisin [tpi] or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Transfer primer from Tok Pisin. 10% can write Narak. NT: 1981.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.