Kuni-Boazi

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Boadji, Boazi, Bwadji, Kuini, Kuni
Population

4,500 (2007 SIL), increasing. L2 users: Few use Kuni-Boazi as L2 (2007 SIL).

Location

Western Province, Lake Murray district.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Aewa, Ingias, Khoamak, Kuni, Sengeze, Wamak. Related to Zimakani [zik] and Marind [mrz].

Typology

Grammatical tone.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, church, market. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%–50%. English used in primary and secondary school. Bible portions: 1997–2003.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Speakers of different dialects do not share a common language name. Few use Kuni-Boazi as L2.