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Marik

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3dad

Population  3,500 (1998 SIL).
Region  Madang Province, Madang District, Gogol River area inland. 10 villages.
Language map  Papua New Guinea, Map 7, reference number 355
Alternate names   Dami, Ham
Dialects  Northern Marik, Western Marik, Southern Marik.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, North New Guinea, Ngero-Vitiaz, Vitiaz, Bel, Nuclear Bel, Southern
Language use  Home, community. Positive attitude.
Language development  Bible portions: 1989.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SOV. Agriculturalists.