Onobasulu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Onabasulu
Population

1000 (2010 SIL). 50% are monolingual.

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 Kaluli [bco], Huli [hui], Edolo [etr], Tok Pisin [tpi], or English [eng].

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.
Other Comments

Christian.