Tokano language

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Tokano
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Lower Asaro Rural LLG, Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province
Native speakers
(6,000 cited 1982) [1]
Dialects
  • Lower Asaro
  • Zuhuzuho
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zuh
Glottolog toka1244

Tokano is a Trans–New Guinea language spoken by approximately 6,000 people in Lower Asaro Rural LLG, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. It is also known as Gamuso, Tokama, Yufiyufa, Zaka, Zuhozuho, and Zuhuzuho.

There are currently few publications. A collection of folk tales translated by John Guhise was produced by SIL in 1977, [2] [3] and there are also portions of the Bible available in Tokano.

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