Duke

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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Kolombangara, Ndughore, Nduke
Population

2,310 (1999 SIL).

Location

Western Province, Kolombangara island.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Lungga [lga] and Roviana [rug].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use Pijin [pis], Marovo [mvo], Roviana [rug], or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 40% fluently, 60% haltingly. Motivation for literacy high. Prefer to read English [eng] more than Pijin.
Other Comments

Christian, Baha’i.