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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

800 (2011 SIL).

Location

West New Britain Province, northwest coast and inland.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Home, village. All ages. Very positive attitudes. 100% also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Also use Amara [aie], Bariai [bch], Kove [kvc], Lusi [khl], Maleu-Kilenge [mgl], Mouk-Aria [mwh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 20%–30% for men in English [eng] and Tok Pisin [tpi]. Taught in primary schools, as language of instruction in 2 schools in first 3 years of education. Dictionary.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1980s.

Other Comments

Christian (Roman Catholic), traditional religion.