Yimas

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

300 (Wurm 2000).

Location

East Sepik Province, near Chambri, Arafundi and middle Karawari rivers.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Under pressure from Tabriak [tzx] and Tok Pisin [tpi]. Young people prefer Tok Pisin (Wurm 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Grammar.