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Extinct: no
Family: Malayo-Polynesian
Branch: Melanesian
Continent: Australia
Country: Papua New Guinea
 
Region: Morobe Province, Huon Peninsula, coast near Finschhafen.
Countries Where Spoken: 2,084 (1978 McElhanon).
Countries Where Official: Papua New Guinea
   
Native Speakers: 2,084
Speakers Total: 2,084
  
Phrasebase members who speak Yabem at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Yabem at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Yabem: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Yabem: 0
  
Three Letter Code: JAE
Alternative Names: LAULABU, JABEM, JABIM, YABIM
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Summary: Used by Lutherans as a religious language throughout the area for 60,000 (1981 UBS). Christian. NT 1924-1974.
 

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