Lote

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Uvol
Population

5,500 (2004 SIL). 700 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 7,000.

Location

East New Britain Province, Pomio district, southeast coast and inland near Cape Dampier.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, garden, church, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40%. Literacy rate in L2: 65% Tok Pisin, 40% English. Growing interest. Taught in primary schools. NT: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

People who marry into Lote group are encouraged to learn it.