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).

Location

East New Britain Province, Rabaul District, Gazelle peninsula.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

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

Language Use

20,000 L2 speakers (1985 UBS).

Language Development
Bible: 1983.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Tolai.