Meramera

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Melamela, Ubili
Population

2,000 (1995 SIL). 100 monolinguals.

Location

West New Britain Province, Bialla district, northwest coast to Toriu river and inland; East New Britain Province, Lolobau island, coast east to Cape Torkoro.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lolobao.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Moderately vigorous. Some from neighboring groups use it. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Kol [kol], Mengen [mee].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Vernacular school discontinued 2003.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.