Koiari, Grass

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Koiari
Population

1,700 (Wurm 2000). 170 monolinguals.

Location

Central Province, east of Port Moresby to coast, around Sinnuma reservoir; National Capital District, eastern portion.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Hogeri, Lahada, Omani. Lexical similarity: 60%–65% with Koitabu [kqi] (most similar).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Youth shifting to Tok Pisin [tpi] (Wurm 2007). Also use English [eng], Hiri Motu [hmo].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.