Kibiri

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Gibiri, Polome, Porome
Population

1,180 (2011 SIL). 900 Porome, 280 Kibiri.

Location

Gulf Province, Kikori district, near Aird Hills, Kikori river tributaries, Tipeowo, Doibo, Paile, Babaguina, Ero, and Wowa villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Aird Hills (Kibiri), Porome. Unrelated to other Gulf Province languages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Rumu [klq], which is also called Kibiri.