Orokaiva

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Ehija, Etija
Population

35,000 (2000 census).

Location

Oro Province, Popondetta town area. 200 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ehija (Ifane, Ihane), Etija (Sohe, Sose), Harava, Kokoda. Similar to Aeka [aez] and Hunjara-Kaina Ke [hkk].

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi], English [eng], or Motu [meu].

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1988.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.