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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Songum
Autonym
Sam
Population

780 (2000 census).

Location

Madang province: Rai coast, near the head of Astrolabe Bay along the Kabenau River, Songum, Buan, and Wongbe villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi], especially those aged 5–45 when speaking with outsiders.

Language Development
Literature. Bible portions: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Songum is a village name, ‘Sam’, language.

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