Purari

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Evorra, Iai, Koriki, Maipua, Namau
Population

7,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

Gulf Province, between Kapaina inlet and Orokolo, Purari river.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Iai (Namau), Purari. Apparently unrelated to other Gulf Province languages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Poetry. Dictionary. NT: 1920.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].