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
The two Nukuria Atolls northeast of Bougainville Island.
NUR (Grimes 1996: Ethnologue);
NKR (Biggs 1971)
Alternate language names
Nuguria, Nahoa, Fead
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-
Nukuria speaking population
200 (Wurm/Hattori 1981); 200 total.
Status of language
Work in progress.
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).
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)