Kalam

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Aforo, Karam
Population

15,000 (1991 SIL).

Location

Madang Province, Ramu district; Western Highlands Province, Hagen district, Jimi river north side into Kaironk valley.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Related to Gants [gao]and Kobon [kpw].

Typology

SOV.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Grammar. NT: 1992–2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].