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A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3tpa

Population  1,280 (2001 SIL).
Region  Milne Bay Province, Alotau District, Maramatana Local Government Area, East Cape facing Goodenough Bay, Wamawamana to Garuwahi, includes Taupota village.
Language map  Papua New Guinea, Map 17, reference number 807
Dialects  Probably a dialect chain with Wa’ema [wag] south and Wedau [wed] west. Lexical similarity: 81% with Topura village of Wedau, 69% with central Wedau, 76% with Wa’ema, 56% with Tawala [tbo], 53% with Maiwala [mum].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, North Papuan Mainland-D’Entrecasteaux, Are-Taupota, Taupota
Language use  A few use Tawala or Wedau.
Comments  2 schools.