Koitabu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Koita
Population

2,700 (Wurm 2000).

Location

Central province: Kairuku-Hiri district, Hiri and Kairuku RLLGs; National Capital District, Port Moresby and north, west and southeast.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

West Koita, East Koita. Lexical similarity: 60%–65% with Grass Koiari [kbk] (most similar).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Young speakers tend to prefer Tok Pisin [tpi] or English [eng] (Wurm 2007). Also use English [eng], Hiri Motu [hmo], Tok Pisin [tpi].

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