Hiri, Pidgin Motu, Police Motu
Very few L1 speakers (1992 T. Dutton).
Central Province, Port Moresby area; Oro, Central, Gulf, Milne Bay and Western provinces.
3 (Wider communication).
120,000 L2 speakers (1989 J. Holm). Papuan Hiri Motu widespread and considered the standard.
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1994.
Braille script. Latin script, primary usage.