Kuanua

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Blanche Bay, Gunantuna, New Britain Language, Tinata Tuna, Tolai, Tuna
Population

61,000 (1991 SIL). L2 users: 20,000 (1985 UBS).

Location

East New Britain Province, Rabaul District, Gazelle peninsula.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).Used as a church language widely in New Ireland and East New Britain provinces within the United Church. It is not used beyond the church domain in most of the language groups that use it for church.

Dialects

Kabakada, Kininanggunan, Kokopo, Livuan, Masawa, Matupit, Nodup, Rakunei, Raluana, Rapitok, Rebar, Vanumami, Vunadidir, Watom.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Ramoaaina [rai], Simbali [smg], Taulil [tuh], Unserdeutsch [uln].

Language Development
Bible: 1983.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnonym: Tolai.