Baki

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Burumba, Paki
Population

350 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). Few monolinguals, youngest and oldest.

Location

West Epi.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Slight dialect variation.

Language Use

Some key domains. Used by 30% of the children. Positive attitudes. Want language revival. Very few also use Bierebo [bnk]. Used as L2 by Bierebo [bnk], Bieria [brj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1886–2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.