Ambakich

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Aion, Porapora
Population

770 (2003 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,970 (2003 SIL).

Location

East Sepik Province.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Northern Ambakich (Antanau), Southern Ambakich.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Very low vitality. Cultural and social domains. Only adults. Positive attitudes. Interest in language retention. Many parents say they want their children to know Ambakich; however, they often speak Tok Pisin [tpi] to them and to each other. Nearly all also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
41% of ethnic group (10 years and older) literate in at least 1 language (2000 census).
Other Comments

Christian.