Wantoat

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

8,200 (McElhanon 1978). 390 Bam (McElhanon 1978) and 490 Yagawak (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Morobe province: Kaiapit district, Bam, Leron, and Wantoat rivers.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Wapu (Leron), Central Wantoat, Bam, Yagawak (Kandomin).

Language Use

Used as L2 by Awara [awx].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. NT: 1975–2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Saseng is a village.

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