Nyindrou

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Lindau, Lindrou, Nyada, Salien
Population

4,200 (1998 SIL). Few monolinguals.

Location

Manus Province, Manus island west coast. 10 villages.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Babon. Babon is in 3 southern villages.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Bipi [biq], Khehek [tlx], Sori-Harengan [sbh]. Used as L2 by Likum [lib], Sori-Harengan [sbh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. 30% can write it. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.