Terei language

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Region Bougainville
Native speakers
27,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 buo
Glottolog tere1278[2]

Terei or Buin, also known as Telei, Rugara, is the most populous Papuan language spoken to the east of New Guinea. There are about 27,000 speakers in the Buin District of Bougainville Province, Papua New Guinea.

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  1. ^ Terei at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Terei". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.