Nehan

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Nihan, Nissan
Population

6,500 (2003 SIL), increasing.

Location

Bougainville Province, Nissan island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Bougainville Autonomous Region (2007, Education Plan, Section 1.1.3), not yet implemented (2012).

Dialects

Nehan, Pinipel (Pinipin). Not closely related to other languages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Radio programs. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Little acculturation. Christian.