Edolo

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Edolo Ado, Etolo, Etoro
Population

1,670 (2000 census). 60% monolingual.

Location

Southern Highlands Province, Tari district; Western Province, Nomad district, southwest of Mount Sisa. 16 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Eastern Edolo, Western Edolo. Lexical similarity: 38% with Beami [beo].

Typology

SOV; (C)V(V)

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Huli [hui], Onobasulu [onn], or Beami [beo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%–20%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1997–2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.