Danaru

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

260 (2003 SIL). Ethnic population: 500 (2000 SIL).

Location

Madang province: Usino Rural LLG, Ward 16, Danaru village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Related to Sop [urw], Kobuka [urg], and Sumau [six].

Language Use

Children usually learn Tok Pisin [tpi] first. Some young people, all adults. Most also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Many also use Kobuka [urg], especially adults 30 and older. Some also use Wia [ssj].

Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2000.

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