Wagawaga

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Baeaula, Beauli, Ealeba, Gamadoudou, Gibara, Kilikilana
Population

600 (2000 census). 10% monolingual.

Location

Milne Bay Province, Upper and Lower Dawadawa wards, along Tawala river and east of Wagawaga village, in the middle of Tawala [tbo] language area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Gamadoudou. Similar to Yaleba [ylb]. Lexical similarity: 61% with Oya’oya [oyy], 31% with Tawala [tbo], 55% with Buhutu [bxh].

Language Use

Also use Suau [swp], Hiri Motu [hmo], or Tawala [tbo].

Language Development
2 schools.