Siroi

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Suroi
Population

1,310 (2003 SIL).

Location

Madang Province, Saidor district, Kumisanger village. 5 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Related to Arawum [awm], Pulabu [pup], Migum [klm], and Lemio [lei].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains, including local commerce. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi] and neighboring languages. Some know Gedaged [gdd], the former church language. Tok Pisin [tpi] and English [eng] used in schools.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Grammar. NT: 1975–2000.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.