Tami

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

2,100 (2010 SIL), increasing. 1,000 in each dialect.

Location

Morobe Province, Tami Islands and mainland villages south of Finschhafen.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Taemi, Wanam.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Older also use Yabem [jae].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: More than 10%. Literacy rate in L2: Less than 10%. Poetry. Bible portions: 2000.
Writing
Latin script.