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Abadi

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3kbt

Population  4,300 (2007 SIL).
Region  Central Province, north of Galley Reach.
Language map  Papua New Guinea, Map 16, reference number 727
Alternate names   Gabadi, Kabadi
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 53% with Toura [don] (most similar).
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Peripheral, Central Papuan, West Central Papuan, Gabadi
Language use  All ages. Positive attitude. Younger also use Tok Pisin [tpi] or English.
Language development  Used in primary education for first 3 years.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Gabadi is the Motu name. Swidden agriculturalists.