Nukuria
Language facts sheet by Niklas Jonsson
©1997-2001 POLLI & Niklas Jonsson

A bibliography of works refered to in this file may be found in the Polynesian Literature List.


Country/territory where spoken
Papua New Guinea

Geographical region
The two Nukuria Atolls northeast of Bougainville Island.

Language codes
NKR (POLLI); NUR (Grimes 1996: Ethnologue); NKR (Biggs 1971)

Alternate language names
Nuguria, Nahoa, Fead

Genetic affiliation
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, Eastern Fiji-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear Polynesian, Samoic- Outlier, Ellicean

Nukuria speaking population
200 (Wurm/Hattori 1981); 200 total.

Status of language
Work in progress.

Alphabet
A, I, U, NG, H, K, M, N, P, R, S, T, V (Biggs 1971:480) - may be incomplete. S may be pronounced either as S or as H, and R may be pronounced either as R or as L (Biggs 1971:480).

Remarks
Distinct from Takuu and Nukumanu in Papua New Guinea, and Sikiana and Luanguia in Solomon Islands, though closely related to all of them.

Data last updated
3 March 2001



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY - NUKURIA

RAY, SIDNEY H.
1912-. Polynesian linguistics: past and future (a series of articles running through Journal of the Polynesian Society vol 21-30) (vol 25, p 20-3 and p 44-52, and vol 26, p 99, include information about Nukuria)



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