Nakanai

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Nakonai
Population

13,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

West New Britain Province, Hoskins district, northwest coast. 42 villages.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Bileki (Lakalai, Mamuga, Muku), Losa (Auka, Loso), Maututu, Ubae (Babata), Vere (Tarobi, Vele).

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1983.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Major language of the Nakanai family. Christian, traditional religion.