Abadi (Fall 2014)

Me and my language

Name: Ryel Rarai Aku-Anu
Email:  rye.aku@gmail.com
Language: Abadi
Alternative names: Gabadi, Kabadi
Language classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Central Papuan, West Central Papuan, Gabadi
Where spoken: Central Province, Papua New Guinea
Approximate number of monolingual speakers: 4,300 (Ethnologue)
Other languages spoken in the area: Tok Pisin (younger generation), Hiri Motu (older generation)
Official languages of Papua New Guinea: Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu, English
Orthography: no standard

 

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