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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Ate, Em, Kurupi
Population

2,650 (2003 SIL).

Location

Madang Province, Astrolabe bay.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Related to Bagupi [bpi], Matepi [mqe], Mosimo [mqv], Murupi [mqw], Rapting [rpt], Samosa [swm], and Silopi [xsp].

Language Use

Also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Bargam [mlp].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.