Lala

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Ala’ala, Nala, Nara, Pokau
Population

3,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Central Province, between Kuni and Waima, inland from the coast, south of Yule Island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 57% with Toura [don] (most similar).

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Youth also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Adults also use Hiri Motu [hmo].

Language Development
Primary education first 3 years.
Writing
Latin script.