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Napu

A language of Indonesia (Sulawesi)

ISO 639-3npy

Population  6,000 (1995).
Region  Central Sulawesi, Lore Utara subdistrict, Napu Valley. 10 villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Sulawesi, reference number 68
Alternate names   Pekurehua
Dialects  Most similar to Behoa [bep].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Celebic, Kaili-Pamona, Southern, Badaic
Language use  60% of parents pass it on to the children. Some domains, hymns, work announcements. Napu people are at least mildly supportive of the Napu language. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  High interest in Napu literature. NT: 2000.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Agriculturalists: rice. Christian, Muslim.