Boikin

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Boiken, Nucum, Yangoru, Yengoru
Population

31,300 (2003 SIL). 30% monolingual.

Location

East Sepik Province, Yangoru district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Boikin, East Boikin, Haripmor, Island Boikin, Kunai, Kwusaun, Munji, West Boikin.

Language Use

Most also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Bible portions: 1971–2003.
Writing
Latin script.