Yau

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

L1 users: 200 (2014 SIL). Ethnic population: 350 (2014 SIL).

Location

Sandaun province: northwest of Lumi, Senim village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 63% with Olo [ong] and Yis [yis].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Other Comments

Different from Yau [yuw] and Yawu dialect of Yessan-Mayo [yss].

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