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A dictionary of the Lakalai (Nakanai) language of New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Chowning, Ann; Goodenough, Ward H.


Lakalai (Nakanai) is an Austronesian language of Papua New Guinea spoken in 42 coastal and hinterland villages in five dialects spread along the coastal strip and hinterland of Kimbe Bay, from Cape Hoskins in West New Britain Province, to Bialla in East New Britain Province. This dictionary represents the Bileki dialect spoken with minor variations in 19 villages in the eastern part of the Hoskins Peninsula. The work stems from a project of anthropological research begun in 1954 by a small...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Asia-Pacific Linguistics / Pacific Linguistics Press
Date published: 2016
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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