Language name: RORO
UPSID number: 2420
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, East Malayo-Polynesian
This language has 14 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.582673424 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p b tD k ? m nD rD[ h i "e a "o u
Comment: Roro is spoken in Morobe Province, near Kairuku shores of Hall sounds between Yule Island and mainland in the nortwest of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. Almost all pairs of vowels can be found; syllabification of these is apparently variable.
Source(s): Bluhme, H. 1970. The phoneme system and its distribution in Roro. In S.A. Wurm and D.C. Laycock (eds.), Pacific Linguistic Studies in Honor of Arthur Capell (Pacific Linguistics, Series C, 13): 867-77.
Davis, M.M. 1974. The dialects of the Roro language of Papua: a preliminary survey. Kivung 7: 3-22.

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