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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Banar, Maya, Pila, Saki, Suaro, Turutap, Yakiba
Population

4,500 (2007 SIL). 3,510 in main dialect, 990 in southern dialect (2017 SIL).

Location

Madang province: Bogia district, mainland south of Manam island.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Used by all. Positive attitudes. All also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Bible portions: 1988–2013.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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