Spoken L1 Language: Suau

Comments on subclassification

Russell E. Cooper 1975

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Suau (swp-swp) = 3 (Wider communication). Spoken on the southeastern tip of Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay province. Lingua franca in the 19th century. Used in trade, taro cultivation, hunting, housebuilding, literature, and church.
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