Abadi

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Gabadi, Kabadi
Population

4,300 (2007 SIL), increasing.

Location

Central Province, north of Galley reach.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 53% with Toura [don] (most similar).

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Youth increasingly use Tok Pisin [tpi]; those above 50 use Hiri Motu [hmo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. Used in primary education first 3 years. Poetry. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Gabadi is the Motu name.