Takuu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Mortlock, Taku, Tau, Tauu
Population

1,750 (2003 SIL), decreasing. 350 monolinguals.

Location

Bougainville Province, Atolls district, northeast of Bougainville, Takuu atoll, Mortlock village.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Distinct from Nukumanu [nuq] and Nukuria [nur] and Ontong Java [ojv] and Sikaiana [sky] in Solomon Islands, though very closely related.

Language Use

Not endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Most domains. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Films. Dictionary. NT: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.