Kuni-Boazi

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Boadji, Boazi, Bwadji, Kuini, Kuni
Population

4,500 (2007 SIL), increasing.

Location

Western province: Lake Murray district.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Kuni, Wamak, Khoamak, Sengeze, Ingias, Aewa.

Typology

Grammatical tone.

Language Use

Vigorous. Few use Kuni-Boazi as L2. Home, church, market. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%–50%. English used in primary and secondary school. NT: 2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Kuni [kse], an Austronesian language in Central province. Speakers of the different dialects do not share a common language name.

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