Terei

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Buin, Kugara, Telei
Population

26,500 (2003 SIL).

Location

Southern Bougainville Province, Buin district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Bougainville Autonomous Region (2007, Education Plan, Section 1.1.3), not yet implemented (2012).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Uisai [uis].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Taught in primary schools. Bible portions: 1973–2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].