Documentation and description of Koro, an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea
|Location:||Papua New Guinea|
Koro is an Oceanic (Austronesian) language spoken by several hundred people on Manus and Los Negros islands, approximately 200 miles off the north coast of the Papua New Guinea mainland. This documentation consists primarily of recorded narratives and conversations in the Papitalai dialect, spoken in Papitalai, Riu Riu, and Naringel villages.
Group represented Speakers of Koro
Language information Koro is an Oceanic language, spoken by several hundred people on Manus and Los Negros islands in Papua New Guinea. This documentation consists primarily of texts in the Papitalai dialect of Koro.
Deposit contents The main materials contained in this corpus are video and audio recordings, along with time-aligned transcriptions, as well as a Toolbox lexicon, and some photographs. The texts are mostly traditional narratives, but there are also a number of personal histories, conversations, procedural texts, songs and rhymes, prompted narratives, and stimulus responses.
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