Manambu

Aikhenvald, Alexandra, and Genetti, Carol (2014) Manambu. In: Genetti, Carol, (ed.) How Languages Work: an introduction to language and linguistics. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 530-550.

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[Extract] Manambu is a member of the Ndu language family. About 2,500 people speak Manambu in four villages in the East Sepik Province (Ambunti district) along the Sepik River: Avatip, renowned as the most traditional village and sort of Manambu "metropolis"; Malu, the place where the first contact with Europeans took place early in the twentieth century; Yambon, or Yuanab; and Yawabak (see Figure LP10.2). Not more than 200-400 Manambu speakers live in scattered expatriate communities in major cities of Papua New Guinea including Port Moresby, Wewak, Lae, Madang, Kolopo and Mount Hagen. Because of the complex language contact situation, the Manambu language is considered to be endangered (see Textbox LP10.1).

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-521-17468-8
Keywords: language, linguistics, PNG
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 05:00
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