Amio-Gelimi

Print

A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Amio, Atui, Gelimi, Lesing-Atui, Lesing-Gelimi, Poronga
Population

2,000 (2000 census).

Location

West New Britain Province, east end, south coast. Amio dialect: Kaskas island, Amio village; Gelimi dialect: Atui island, and Poronga village.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Amio, Gelimi.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi], Mangseng [mbh], or Avau [avb].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
Other Comments

Christian.