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Ankave

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3aak

Population  1,600 (1987 SIL).
Region  Gulf Province, Kerema District, valleys of Mbwei and Swanson rivers.
Language map  Papua New Guinea, Map 15, reference number 705
Alternate names   Angave
Dialects  Sawuve, Wiyagwa, Wunavai, Miyatnu, Ankai, Bu’u.
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Angan, Nuclear Angan
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. NT: 1991.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Traditional religion.