Warapu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

300 (Wurm 2000).

Location

Sandaun Province, near Sera and Sissano coast, northwest peninsula of Sissano Lagoon, around Sumo and Ramu towns.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Endangered or seriously endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Language use was vigorous before the 1998 tsunami which annihilated much of the population. Perhaps seriously endangered in view of the scattered nature of the surviving Warapu speakers (Wurm 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].