Vitu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Muduapa, Witu
Population

L1 users: 8,800 (1991 SIL).

Location

West New Britain Province, Talasea district, Vitu and Mudua islands off northwest coast.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

2 or 3 dialects. Mudua Island variety may be a separate language.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. 2 or more vernacular primary schools. Bible portions: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Vitu’ is island name.

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