Nekgini

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Nakgini, Nekeni
Autonym
Nekgini
Population

690 (2000 census).

Location

Madang province: west of Mot river.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

SOV; articles, adjectives, numerals after noun heads; verb affixes mark number of subject.

Language Use

Home, village. Some young people, all adults. Also use Neko [nej], Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Neko [nej].

Language Development
Taught in secondary schools, in 2 preparatory schools.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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