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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Dorro, Mari
Population

400 (2003 SIL). Ethnic population: 400 (2003 SIL).

Location

Western province: Morehead district, Mari and Tais villages south coast and inland.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Most also use English [eng]. Some also use Kunja [pep], Wára [tci]. A few also use Motu [meu], especially elderly.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], in development.

Other Comments

Different from Mari [mbx] of East Sepik Province and Mari [hob] of Madang Province.

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