Nali

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Yiru
Population

1,800 (1982 SIL). 200 Okro (2000 D. Tryon). Ethnic population: 4,500. In Okro.

Location

Manus Province, southeast Manus island; southwest coast, northwest of Titan.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Okro. Tryon (2001) makes Okro (200) and Nali (1,800) separate languages.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Okro dialect not endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Most key domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Lele [lle].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Bible portions: 1991–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].