Iatmul

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Big Sepik, Gepma Kwudi, Gepma Kwundi, Ngepma Kwundi
Population

8,440 (2003 SIL).

Location

East Sepik province: Ambunti and Angoram districts, Sepik river, Tambunum to Japandai, Kundungay area villages.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Nyaura, Palimbei.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Sengo [spk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 1975.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].