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Extinct: no
Family: Other
Branch: Independent
Continent: Australia
Country: Papua New Guinea
 
Region: Gulf Province, Kikori District, near Aird Hills, on several tributaries of Kikori River, villages of Tipeowo, Doibo, Paile, Babaguina, Ero, and Wowa.
Countries Where Spoken: 1,100 (1977 SIL).
Countries Where Official: Papua New Guinea
   
Native Speakers: 1,100
Speakers Total: 1,100
  
Phrasebase members who speak Porome at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Porome at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Porome: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Porome: 0
  
Three Letter Code: PRM
Alternative Names: POLOME, KIBIRI
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Summary: Unrelated to other languages in Gulf Province. Different from Kairi, which is also called Kibiri. Literacy rate in first language: 15% to 25%. Literacy rate in second language: 5% to 15%.
 

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