Sinaugoro

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Sinagoro
Population

18,000 (2000 census).

Location

Central Province, Rigo district, south of Kwikila.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Alepa, Babagarupu, Balawaia, Boku, Buaga, Ikega, Ikolu, Kubuli, Kwaibida, Kwaibo, Omene, Oruone, Saroa, Taboro, Tubulamo, Vora, Wiga. Saroa dialect may be most central for intelligibility. Lexical similarity: 70%–75% with Kalo [khz] (most similar), 65%–70% with Hula [hul].

Language Use

Also use Motu [meu] or Hiri Motu [hmo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1995.
Writing
Latin script.