Barai

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

800 (2003 SIL).

Location

Inland Oro Province, Afore district, Managalas plateau. Birarie dialect: Umuate, Naokanane, Itokama, and Madokoro villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Birarie, Muguani. Lexical similarity: 50% with Ese [mcq].

Typology

SOV.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–60%. NT: 1994–2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.