Kibiri

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Gibiri, Polome, Porome
Population

1,180 (2011 SIL). 900 Porome, 280 Kibiri.

Location

Gulf province: Kikori district, Babaguina, Doibo, Ero, Paile, Tipeowo, and Wowa villages near Aird Hills, Kikori river tributaries.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

Aird Hills (Kibiri), Porome. Unrelated to other Gulf Province languages.

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 15%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Literature.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Rumu [klq], which is also called Kibiri.

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