Odoodee

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Kalamo, Nomad, Ododei, Tomu, Tomu River
Population

490 (2002 SIL).

Location

Western Province, middle Rentoul river south bank past middle Tomu river to Wawoi Falls; Lake Campbell, Hasalibi, Kalamo villages.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Samo [smq] and Konai [kxw].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Kamula [xla].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 20%. Literacy increasing as more children learn to read. Taught in primary schools. Bible portions: 2002–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Kalamo’ is the name of a clan that lives at Wawoi Falls.