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Koiali, Mountain

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3: kpx

Population 1,700 (1975 SIL). 50% monolingual.
Region Central Province, Port Moresby District, north of Koita, Koiari, and Barai. One village is Efogi.
Alternate names   Mountain Koiari
Dialects Lexical similarity 50% to 57% with Grass Koiari (closest).
Classification Trans-New Guinea, Main Section, Eastern, Central and Southeastern, Koiarian, Koiaric
Language use Speakers also use Motu.
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 25% to 50%. Grammar. NT: 1981.
Comments SOV. Mountain slope. Tropical forest. 800 to 1,400 meters. Swidden agriculturalists.