Yopno

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Yupna
Population

9,000 (2010 SIL), increasing. 6,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 9,000.

Location

Madang and Morobe provinces.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Isan, Kewieng, Nokopo, Wandabong. Related to Ma [mjn] and Domung [dev].

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Yopno is preferred unless non-Yopno are present; then Tok Pisin [tpi] is used. Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–35%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Dictionary. NT: 2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.