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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

4 (Educational).

Typology

SVO

Language Use

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

Language Development
Taught in primary schools, as language of instruction in 2 schools in first 3 years of education. Dictionary.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1980s.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.