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Baruya

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3byr

Population  6,600 (1990 census).
Region  Eastern Highlands Province, Marawaka District.
Language maps  Papua New Guinea, Map 10, reference number 452
Papua New Guinea, Map 15, reference number 452
Alternate names   Barua, Yipma
Dialects  Wantakia, Baruya, Gulicha, Usirampia (Wuzuraabya).
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Angan, Nuclear Angan
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%–20%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. NT: 1992.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  ‘Yipma’ is most acceptable to most dialect speakers. SOV. Swidden agriculturalists.