Baruya

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Barua, Yipma
Population

6,600 (1990 census).

Location

Eastern Highlands Province, Marawaka district.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Baruya, Gulicha, Usirampia (Wuzuraabya), Wantakia.

Typology

SOV

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–20%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. NT: 1992.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

‘Yipma’ is most acceptable to most dialect speakers.