BONKIMAN: a language of Papua New Guinea

The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).

SIL code: BOP

ISO 639-2: paa

Population 175 (1991 SIL). 
Region Madang and Morobe provinces.
Classification Trans-New Guinea, Main Section, Central and Western, Huon-Finisterre, Finisterre, Yupna.
Comments People's second language is Tok Pisin. Passive bilingualism with neighboring languages. 40% monolingual.

This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version:

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