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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Songum
Population

L1 users: 780 (2000 census).

Location

Madang province: Bongu, Buan, Songum, and Wongbe villages inland and south.

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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.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

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

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