Koiali, Mountain

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Mountain Koiari
Population

4,000 (2000 census). 2,000 monolinguals.

Location

Central Province, Port Moresby district, north of Koita, Koiari, Barai, and Efogi villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 50%–57% with Grass Koiari [kbk] (most similar).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Hiri Motu [hmo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 1981.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].