Orokolo

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Bailala, Haira, Kaipi, Kairu-Kaura, Muro, Muru, Vailala, West Elema
Population

13,000 (1977 SIL).

Location

Gulf Province, Purari river mouth east to Bairu river. Kerema is the main town.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Used as L2 by Keoru-Ahia [xeu], Tairuma [uar].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. NT: 1963.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].