Neko

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Yarete
Population

640 (2000 census).

Location

Madang Province, coast near Biliau.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Typology

SOV; articles, adjectives, numerals after noun heads; verb affixes mark number of subject.

Language Use

Home, village. Also use Nekgini [nkg], Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Nekgini [nkg].

Language Development
1 community school outside the language area.
Other Comments

Tok Pisin [tpi] is used with outsiders. Christian, traditional religion.