Tifal

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Tifalmin
Population

3,600 (2003 SIL).

Location

Sandaun Province, Telefomin district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Asbalmin, Tifal.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Preschool. Oral and written use in churches. Oral use in local commerce. Personal letters. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Faiwol [fai], Telefol [tlf], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 6%. 300 can read and write it. NT: 1998.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.