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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Asas, Kow, Sensauru, Sinsauru
Autonym
Kou
Population

3,000 (2017 SIL).

Location

Madang province: between the Mindjim and Napu Rivers, and along the Madang Highway.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Baipa. Other slight regional variation exists, but with high mutual intelligibility. All varieties understood by Baipa. Some have difficulty understanding Baipa.

Language Use

Mixed use: Home, community, religion. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. All also use Tok Pisin [tpi], especially youth.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2000.

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