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.

Alternate Names Gabobora

Population
890 (2001 SIL).

Location
Milne Bay province: north coast, Cape Vogel.

Language Maps

Papua New Guinea, Map 17

Language Status
5 (Developing).

Classification Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, North Papuan Mainland-D’Entrecasteaux, Anuki

Dialects
None known. Lexical similarity: 49%–57% with Gapapaiwa [pwg] (most similar).

Language Use
Children tend to prefer Tok Pisin [tpi] (Wurm 2007). Used as L2 by Dima [jma], Doga [dgg].

Language Development Bible portions: 2009–2015.

Language Resources OLAC resources in and about Anuki

Writing
Latin script [Latn].