Spoken L1 Language: Dobu

Comments on subclassification

Malcolm Ross 1988: 190-212

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Dobu (dob-dob) = 3 (Wider communication). Native to Papua New Guinea. Adopted as a lingua franca around 19th century by the Wesleyan Mission. Spoken in central Massim, Southeast Fergusson, north Normanby, and the offshore islands of Dobu, Sanaroa, and Tewara. Used in trade, agriculture, fishing, hunting, gold mining, church, and music.
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