Did You Know: Papua New Guinea Adventure

April 15, 2010
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Of the 6,000 languages spoken in the world, more than 800 are found in the isolated country of a Papua New Guinea tour.

The number of individual languages listed for Papua New Guinea is approximately 840. Of those, 11 have no known speakers. English is one of the nation's official languages — along with Tok Pisin (or Pidgin) and Motu — but don't count on finding English-speakers outside of the major cities. Only 2% of the population can speak English.

Planning a tour of Papua New Guinea? Before you join IE's Papua New Guinea expedition, watch this briefing by Expedition Leader Jorge and learn a few words of Tok Pisin.

Hello: Halo
Good day: Gude, Yu Stap
Restroom: Ples Waswas, Rum