Skou

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Sekol, Sekou, Sko, Skouw, Skow, Sukou, Te Mawo, Tumawo
Population

700 (1999 M. Donohue).

Location

Papua Province, east of Jayapura, north coast border area, Tami river mouth, Sko-Yambe, Sko-Mabu, and Sko-Sai villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Related to Vanimo [vam] and Wutung [wut].

Language Use

Some older Wutung [wut] people use Skou as an L2. All domains. All ages. Most also use Papuan Malay [pmy], Indonesian [ind], Vanimo [vam], and Wutung [wut]. They have reservations about Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 10% Indonesian. Literacy motivation high, program in progress. Dictionary.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.