How many languages are there in the world? If you're familiar with the Ethnologue, you already know that the answer is in the thousands. But what does that really look like? Where are these languages?
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A language of Papua New Guinea. Population: 6,000 (2011 SIL). Ethnic population: 6,300. Status: 4 (Educational). Lg Use: Vigorous. Retained despite pressure from Tok Pisin [tpi]. Use in first 3 years of primary education and...
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