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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Gibaio, Urama-Kope
Population

6,000 (2011 W. Foley).

Location

Gulf province.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gibaio, Kope (Era River, Gope), Urama, Arigibi (Anigibi).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Videos. Bible portions: 1987.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Wurm and Hattori (1981) treat Arigibi dialect as a separate language.

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