Introduction

 

The Anuki (aUI) language of Papua New Guinea is spoken by approximately 890 people (2001 SIL). They reside mostly in Milne Bay province: north coast, Cape Vogel.

The classification of the language is Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, North Papuan Mainland-D’Entrecasteaux, Anuki.

An alternate name for the language is Gabobora. Approximately 890 people speak aUI as their first language (2001 SIL). There is 49%–57% lexical similarity with the Gapapaiwa language. Other languages, Dima and Doga, use Anuki as a second language. Anuki children often prefer to use Tok Pisin.