Ubir

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Kubiri, Ubiri
Population

2,560 (2000 census).

Location

Oro (formerly Northern) Province, Afore district, Tufi RLLG, Collingwood Bay coast, Kwagila river; separate area in province astride Milne Bay provincial border; Milne Bay Province, Alotau district, Makamaka RLLG.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 27% with Miniafia dialect of Arifama-Miniafia [aai] (most similar).

Language Use

Also spoken by Maisin [mbq] and Miniafia (dial. Arifama-Miniafia). Used as L2 by Maisin [mbq], Onjob [onj].

Language Development
NT: 1997.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].