Sonia

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

400 (1993 SIL), decreasing.

Location

Western and Southern Highlands provinces, west and southwest of Bosavi.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Fully bilingual in Kaluli [bco] In 1993, it was difficult to find speakers able to give Sonia (not Kaluli) words for a word list.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. In 1993 children went to school in Kaluli areas.