Kaki Ae

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Lorabada, Lou, Raepa Tati, Tate, Tati
Population

630 (2004 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,280.

Location

Gulf Province, southeast of Kerema, Auri, Kupiano, Kupla, Lou, Ovorio, and Uriri villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Different from Torricelli [tei] (Lou) in East Sepik Province or Lou [loj] in Manus Province.

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Positive attitudes. Older generation uses Hiri Motu [hmo] as LWC. Use of Toaripi [tqo] as L2 is diminishing. Youth use more Tok Pisin [tpi].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].