Saposa

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

1,400 (1998 SIL).

Location

Bougainville province: Buka district, island chain south of Buka Island off northwest coast of Bougainville.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Taiof, Saposa (Fa Saposa).

Typology

Taiof dialect: SVO; prepositions; noun classes (common 1, common 2, personal, place-name); articles; causatives; 17 consonants and 5 vowels; inclusive/exclusive pronouns; alienable/inalienable possession; verb serialization.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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