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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Nagatiman, Nagatman, Yade, Yarë
Population

600 (1991 SIL). 30 monolinguals.

Location

Sandaun Province, Amanab district, west of Namia. 6 villages. Kwomtari [kwo] language area is north; Abau [aau] is south; Busa [bhf] is southwest; Biaka [bio] is west; Anggor [agg] and Amanab [amn] are northwest.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most younger men also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Poetry. Bible portions: 1997.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Nagatman’ is a corrupted name of 1 village, not a language name. There is some intermarriage with the Odiai, Abau, and Kwomtari. Christian.