Tairora, North

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Tairora
Population

6,000 (2003 SIL).

Location

Eastern Highlands Province, Kainantu and Obura districts, south of Kainantu.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Aantantara (Andandara), Arau-Varosia (Arau-Barosia), Arokaara (Arokara), Saiqora (Sai’ora), Tairora. Most closely related to South Tairora [omw] and Binumarien [bjr].

Typology

SOV

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. NT: 1979–2007.
Writing
Latin script.