Bannoni

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Banoni
Autonym
Tsunari
Population

1,000 (1977 P. Lincoln).

Location

Bougainville province: Empress Augusta Bay coast, between Aruma and Puriata rivers.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Typology

SVO; most modifiers follow noun head; article; causatives; 15 consonants and 5 vowels; stress on final syllable (ending in consonant) and on penultimate syllable (ending in vowel); inclusive/exclusive pronouns; alienable/inalienable possession; verb serialization.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], limited usage.

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