Alekano

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Gafuku, Gahuku, Gahuku-Gama
Population

25,000 (1999 SIL), increasing.

Location

Eastern Highlands Province, Goroka district, Goroka town area.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Similar to Tokano [zuh], Dano [aso], Yaweyuha [yby], Siane [snp], and Benabena [bef].

Language Use

Mainly adults. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi] or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1973–1986.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.