Rotokas

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

4,320 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Bougainville Province, Central Bougainville district, central mountains. 28 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Bougainville Autonomous Region (2007, Education Plan, Section 1.1.3), not yet implemented (2012).

Dialects

Aita, Atsilima, Pipipaia.

Typology

SOV

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1982.
Writing
Latin script.