Kurti

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Kuruti, Kuruti-Pare, Ndrugul
Population

3,000 (2002 SIL). About 400 outside the language area.

Location

Manus Province, north central coast.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Kele [sbc], Mondropolon [npn], Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Elu [elu], Kele [sbc], Mondropolon [npn], Ponam [ncc], Tulu-Bohuai [rak].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1999–2004.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.