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].