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Austronesian language spoken in Papua New Guinea
|Region||Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea|
|(6,800 cited 1981)|
L2 speakers: 14,000 (no date)
- Some village dialects also include a fricative sound [f].
- /l/ can also be heard as a flap [ɾ] in free variation.
- /w/ may also rarely be pronounced as [v, β] among speakers.
- Ekalesia Bukana (1895), Anglican Morning Prayer in Suau, digitized by Richard Mammana
- Paradisec has a number of collections of Suau materials, including two collections of Arthur Cappell's (AC1, AC2).
- Suau at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
- 14,000 as a lingua franca; perhaps this is the total number
- Suau language at Ethnologue (10th ed., 1984). Note: Data may come from the 9th edition (1978).
- Cooper, Russell E. (1975). Coastal Suau: A preliminary study of internal relationships. Canberra: Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. p. 273.
- Ezard, Bryan; Lithgow, David. Suau Organised Phonology Data. SIL.