Halia

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Tasi
Population

20,000 (1994 SIL), increasing.

Location

Bougainville province: North Bougainville district, Buka island east coast; Selau peninsula, Cartaret Islands.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Hanahan, Hangan, Touloun (Tulon, Tulun), Selau. Tryon (1990) says distinct from Takuu [nho] (Nukuria) and Luangiua (Ontong Java [ojv]) in Solomon Islands. Users have contact with Luangiua.

Typology

SVO.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Taught in primary schools. Radio. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1978.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Tulu dialect of Tulu-Bohuai [rak] in Manus Province. Christian.

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