Bahasa Hiri Motu

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Hiri Motu
KawasanPapua New Guinea
Penutur asli
120,000 (penggunaan berkurangan sejak 1965)
Austronesian
Status rasmi
Bahasa rasmi di
Papua New Guinea
Kod bahasa
ISO 639-3

Hiri Motu, (juga dikenal sebagai Police Motu atau Pidgin Motu) ialah sebuah bahasa rasmi di Papua New Guinea selain bahasa Inggeris dan Bahasa Tok Pisin.[1] Hiri Motu merupakan versi sederhana dari bahasa Motu. Perbezaan fonologi dan tatabahasa membuat penutur bahasa Hiri Motu tidak dapat memahami bahasa Motu, walaupun kedua-duanya sangat serupa.

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  1. ^ 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)