Teop

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Teapu
Population

5,000 (1991 SIL).

Location

Bougainville province: Tinputz district, northeast.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Taunita, Coastal Teop, Rausara (Rausiara), Kosina Mohina, Manava. Coastal Teop speakers understand other dialects, and vice versa. Coastal Teop is 84% cognate with Rausara, 73% with Taunita dialects.

Typology

SVO; 3 noun classes.

Language Use

Some dislike borrowed words entering Teop. Daily life, village meetings, some in church, market. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Taught in primary schools, 3 years in some schools. Dictionary. Texts. Bible portions: 1958–1966.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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