Orokolo language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionIhu Rural LLG, Gulf Province
Native speakers
50,000 (2010)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
  • Eleman
    • nuclear Eleman
      • Western
        • Orokolo
Language codes
ISO 639-3oro

Orokolo is a Trans–New Guinea language spoken in Ihu Rural LLG, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea by about 50,000 people (2010). Alternate names are Bailala, Haira, Kaipi, Kairu-Kaura, Muro, Muru, Vailala, and West Elema.[3] It is spoken in various villages, including Vailala (7°56′44″S 145°25′40″E / 7.945571°S 145.427676°E / -7.945571; 145.427676 (Vailala East No.1)).[4]

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  1. ^ Orokolo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Orokolo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.