Lala

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Ala’ala, Nala, Nara, Pokau
Population

3,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Central province: between Kuni and Waima, inland from the coast, south of Yule Island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 57% with Toura [don], 47% with Abadi [kbt].

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Hiri Motu [hmo], especially adults. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi], especially youth.

Language Development
Primary education first 3 years. Bible portions: 2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].