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Buang, Mangga

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3mmo

Population  3,000 (1986 SIL).
Region  Morobe Province, Mumeng District, mid-upper Snake River area.
Language map  Papua New Guinea, Map 15, reference number 694
Alternate names   Kaidemui, Manga Buang
Dialects  Lagis, Kwasang.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, North New Guinea, Huon Gulf, South, Hote-Buang, Buang
Language use  Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. NT: 1981.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SVO. Swidden agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion.