Language of the Day for 13 March 2013


Kâte [kmg]

A language of
Papua New Guinea
20,000 (2011 M. Muhujupe). L2 users: 80,000 (1980 UBS).
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. Grammar. Bible: 1978.