Kandas

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Kadas, King
Population

1,400 (2010 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,460 (2010 SIL).

Location

New Ireland province: Danop, Kait, King, Palangot, Semalu, and Watpi villages on southwest coast.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Immigration brings pressure from Tok Pisin [tpi], and both Kandas and Tok Pisin are used in home domains. Most domains. Tok Pisin [tpi] is used in many domains as well. Most also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Some also use Ramoaaina [rai]. A few also use Kuanua [ksd], Siar-Lak [sjr]. Used as L2 by Label [lbb].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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