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This survey was undertaken to assess the vitality of the Anem [anz] language, which is
found on the north coast of West New Britain (WNB) Province, Papua New Guinea. Anem is
spoken in four villages and is used as the medium of instruction in three elementary prep
schools. In order to assess vitality, the team used observation, participatory methods, and
conducted interviews guided by the SIL-PNG sociolinguistic questionnaires. The survey team
found the language vital despite the highly multilingual nature of the Anem people and the
addition of Tok Pisin to domains that used to be the sole territory of Anem.