Onobasulu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Onabasulu
Population

1,000 (2010 SIL). 500 monolinguals. L2 users: 200.

Location

Southern Highlands Province midway between Mount Sisa and Mount Bosavi.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Oral and written use in preschool and adult literacy. All ages, 75% under 25 years of age. Positive attitudes. Also use Edolo [etr], English [eng], Huli [hui], Kaluli [bco], Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Edolo [etr].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 43%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. 300 can read it, 200 can write it. Bible portions: 1996–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.