Motu Language

Motu Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Motu is one of many Central Papuan languages, and is spoken by the Motuans, native inhabitants of Papua New Guinea. It is still commonly used today in the region, particularly around the capital, Port Moresby. A simplified form of Motu developed as a trade language in the Papuan region, in the South-East of the main island of New Guinea, originally known as Police Motu, and today known as Hiri Motu. After Tok Pisin and English, Hiri Motu was at the time of independence the third most commonly spoken of the more than 800 languages of Papua New Guinea, although its use has been declining for some years, mainly in favour of Tok Pisin.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136767201
  • 9786136767208