Spoken L1 Language: Roviana

Comments on subclassification

Karen Davis 2003: 5 Michael Dunn and Malcolm Ross 2007: 216

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2022
Roviana (rug-rug) = 3 (Wider communication). Being supplanted as lingua franca by Pijin [pis] in Western Province; now used as L2 in Western Province and as far north as Buka and Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, mainly by those over 30 years old.
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