Language of the Day for 13 March 2013

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Kâte [kmg]

A language of
Papua New Guinea
Population
20,000 (2011 M. Muhujupe). L2 users: 80,000 (1980 UBS).
Status
3 (Wider communication).Established as a church language by the Lutherans in the early 1900s.
Language Use
Used as L2 by Borong [ksr], Dedua [ded], Mesem [mci], Migabac [mpp], Numanggang [nop], Somba-Siawari [bmu], Timbe [tim].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Dictionary. Bible: 1978.