Labu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Hapa, Labo, Labu’
Population

Ethnic population: 1,500 (2000 census).

Location

Morobe province: Labu-Butu, Labu-Miti, and Labu-Tali, Markham river coast area.

Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Language Use

Children taught Tok Pisin [tpi] first, and its use is active. The culture seems in decline. Home. Negative attitudes. All also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development

Grammar.

Other Comments

School attenders learn English [eng]. Yabem [jae] was church language, and there were schools in Yabem. Strong economy.

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