Saturday, February 19, 2011

Continuing with Rare Languages

Translation Services Cleveland – Language: ’Auhelawa

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3kud
Population 1,200 (1998 SIL). 30% monolingual.
Region Milne Bay Province, Normanby Island, Sehuleya District.
Language map Papua New Guinea, Map 17, reference number 795
Alternate names  ’Urada, Kurada, Nuakata, Ulada
Dialects Lexical similarity: 52% with Duau [dva] (most similar).
Classification Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, Suauic
Language use Some also use Dobu [dob].
Language development Literacy rate in L1: 85%. Literacy rate in L2: 85%. Bible portions: 1986–1993.
Writing system Latin script.
Comments Agriculturalists: yams; fishermen. Christian, traditional religion.

Entries from the SIL Bibliography about this language:

Academic Publications

Author unknown. Available: 2004; Created: 1983?. Organised phonology data: Auhelawa language [KUD] Milne Bay Province.  Available online
Lithgow, David R. 1995. “Reduplication for past actions in Auhelawa.”

Vernacular Publications

Talauvahili ʼalina Auhelawa. 1986.
Tula hedaheda vehabadi. 1988.

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