Wipi

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Gidra, Jibu, Oriomo
Population

3,500 (1999 Shim).

Location

Western Province, east third of area between Fly delta, estuary, and south coast.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Abam, Dorogori, Gamaewe, Guiam, Iamega, Kapal, Kuru (uKuru), Peawa, Podari, Rual, Ume, Wipim, Woigo, Wonie, Yuta.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 2001.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

‘Gidra’ a Bine term, bush.