Doromu-Koki

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Dorom, Doromu, Koki
Population

1,500 (2006 SIL). Half in language area and half in Port Moresby. Ethnic population: 1,500.

Location

Central Province, Inland Rigo district, south of Mount Obree, west of Mount Brown.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Koki, Kokila, ’Origo. Lexical similarity: 63% with Maria [mds] (most similar).

Typology

SOV; (C)V(C); postpositions.

Language Use

Vigorous, but much influence from Hiri Motu [hmo] and English [eng]. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Hiri Motu [hmo], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 24%. Literacy rate in L2: 27% English. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian (Roman Catholic).