Sarasira

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Sirasira
Population

600 (2000 census). Ethnic population: 600.

Location

Morobe Province, upper Markham valley, southeast side of Leron river.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Related to Sukurum [zsu], Mari [hob], Wampur [waz] (the Mountain subgroup of Upper Markham languages), and Adzera [adz] (the other Upper Markham language).

Language Use

All also use Sukurum [zsu], Adzera [adz], and Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 52%.