Bebeli

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Banaule, Beli, Benaule, Kapore, Yangura
Population

3,130 (Bullock et al 2013).

Location

West New Britain province: Stettin Bay, Cape Hoskins area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Morokea, Mosa, Banaule.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. All also use Tok Pisin [tpi] (Bullock et al 2013). Some also use Bola [bnp], especially elderly (Bullock et al 2013). Some also use Nakanai [nak], especially elderly (Bullock et al 2013).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different from Beli [bey] in Sandaun Province.

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