One, Molmo

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Aunalei, Molmo, Onele, Oni
Population

500 (2000 M. Crowther). Ethnic population: 500 (2000). L2 users: 200. Speakers of other One varieties use Molmo when in Molmo One villages.

Location

Sandaun Province, between East Bewani and West Torricelli ranges, west Waipei division, Molmo, Wisoli, Anononti, Laurela, and Pusa villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Central Aunalei, North Aunalei, South Aunalei. Reportedly similar to One Kabore [onk], One Inebu [oin], One Northern [onr], One Southern [osu], One Kwamtim [okk].

Language Use

All domains except church. All ages. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5% (Tok Pisin).
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.