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Skou

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3skv

Population  700 (1999 M. Donohue).
Region  East of Jayapura, north coast border area, Tami River mouth, Sko-Yambe, Sko-Mabu, Sko-Sai villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 138
Alternate names   Sekol, Sekou, Sko, Skouw, Skow, Sukou, Te Mawo, Tumawo
Dialects  Related to Vanimo [vam], Wutung [wut], Margu [mhg].
Classification  Sko, Vanimo
Language use  Some older Wutung people use Sko [skv] as an L2 or L3. All domains. All ages. They have reservations about Indonesian [ind]. Also use Papuan Malay [pmy], Indonesian, Wutung [wut] of Papua New Guinea, or Vanimo [vam].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 10% Indonesian. Literacy motivation high, program in progress. Dictionary.
Comments  Fishermen; agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion.
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