Maia

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A language of Papua New Guinea

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

4,350 (2000 census). 3,720 in main dialect, 630 in southern dialect.

Location

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

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

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

Latin script [Latn].