Wom

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Wam
Population

4,260 (2003 SIL).

Location

East Sepik province: Maprik district, east of Wara Sikau; Dreikikir district, west of Maprik; Torricelli mountain foothills. 12 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

2 slightly different dialects. Brief word lists and survey indicate little similarity to Kombio [xbi].

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. 1 school.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.