Language of the Day for 17 July 2013

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Fa d'Ambu [fab]

A language of
Equatorial Guinea
Population
5,000 (2010 SIL). No monolinguals. Total users in all countries: 5,600.
Status
6a (Vigorous).
Language Use
Vigorous use in Annobón and Malabo. All domains except government and education where Spanish [spa] is used. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Spanish [spa], and many on Bioko learn it, but less so on Annobón; women on Annobón seem uncomfortable using it. Many also use Equatorial Guinean Pidgin [fpe], especially on Bioko. Also use Fang [fan]. Also use Portuguese [por], as a liturgical language by local Catholics.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Very low. Literacy rate in L2: 95% in Spanish [spa]. Grammar. Bible portions: 2009.