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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

8,000 (Quigley 2012).

Location

Morobe province: Kaiapit district, Bam, Leron, and Wantoat rivers.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Wapu (Leron), Central Wantoat, Bam, Yagawak (Kandomin).

Language Use

All domains. Used by all. Many also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Awara [awx].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. NT: 1975–2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Saseng is a village.

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