Language of the Day for 02 May 2013

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Wayana [way]

A language of
Suriname
Population
500 (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 500 (Crevels 2007). Total users in all countries: 850.
Status
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Actively spoken in geographically distant and isolated villages (Crevels 2007). Also use Sranan [srn], especially in trade relations (Crevels 2007).
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 1979.