Ipiko

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Epai, Higa, Ipikoi
Population

345 (2003 SIL).

Location

Gulf Province, Pie river beyond Baimuru, Ipiko, and Pahemuba villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Eva, Ibigo. Related to Minanibai [mcv] and Mubami [tsx].

Language Use

Vigorous, but Ibigo dialect is nearly extinct. Very positive attitudes despite low numbers.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Other Comments

Semi-nomadic.