Terei

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Buin, Kugara, Telei
Population

26,500 (2003 SIL).

Location

Bougainville province: Buin district.

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Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Uisai [uis].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Papapana [ppn].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1973–2007.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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