Napu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Pekurehua
Population

6,100 (2000 R. Hanna), increasing.

Location

Central Sulawesi Province, Lore Utara subdistrict, 10 villages. Napu valley.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Behoa [bep].

Language Use

60% of parents pass it on to the children. Young people tend to use Indonesian [ind] (Wurm 2007). Some domains, hymns, work announcements. Mildly positive attitudes. Nearly all also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
High interest in Napu literature. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.