Bahasa Hiri Motu

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Hiri Motu
Wilayah Papua Nugini
Penutur bahasa
120.000 (penggunaan berkurang sejak 1965)  (date missing)
Status resmi
Bahasa resmi di
Papua Nugini
Kode bahasa
ISO 639-3

Hiri Motu, (juga dikenal sebagai Police Motu[1] atau Pidgin Motu) adalah bahasa resmi di Papua Nugini selain bahasa Inggris dan Tok Pisin.[2] Hiri Motu merupakan versi sederhana dari bahasa Motu. Perbedaan fonologi dan tata bahasa membuat penutur bahasa Hiri Motu tidak bisa mengerti bahasa Motu, meskipun keduanya sangat mirip.

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ Forum Biodiversity
  2. ^ In fact specific legislation proclaiming official languages in Papua New Guinea seems not to exist - but see Constitution of Papua New Guinea: Preamble – Section 2/11 (literacy) – where Hiri Motu is mentioned (with Tok Pisin and English) as languages in which universal literacy is sought - and also section 67 2(c) (and 68 2(h), where conversational ability in Hiri Motu is mentioned (with Tok Pisin or “a vernacular of the country”) as a requirement for citizenship by nationalisation (one of these languages required)