Kuot

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Kuat, Panaras
Population

2,400 (2002 SIL).

Location

New Ireland Province, northwest coast. 9 villages.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Vigorous on west coast. Under pressure from Nalik [nal] and Tok Pisin [tpi]; children tend to prefer Tok Pisin (Wurm 2007). Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–85%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–95%. NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].