Mala

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Alam, Banara, Dagoi, Dagui, Hatzfeldhafen, Malala, Pai, Pay
Population

1,390 (2003 SIL).

Location

Madang Province, Bogia district.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Bible portions: 1982–1988.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Maiani [tnh] (Banara), and from Pei [ppq] (Pai) in Walio group.