Kove is a Western Oceanic language spoken by about 6,800 (in 1994) in West New Brtiain Province in Papua New Guinea. The majority of speakers are over fifty. Younger Kove people tend to speak Tok Pisin as their main language. Kove is used in one school, but others all use Tok Pisin.
Kove has three dialects: East Kove, Central Kove and West. Central Kove is seen as the standard language.
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