Language of the Day for 18 August 2014Print
A language of
Papua New Guinea
L1 users: 1,350 (2003 SIL), increasing. 270 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,350.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Many also use Suau [swp], Tawala [tbo], Tok Pisin [tpi]. Some also use Hiri Motu [hmo]. Used as L2 by Haigwai [hgw], Kakabai [kqf], Suau [swp], Wagawaga [wgb].
Literacy rate in L1: 75%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%. About 100 locally authored titles, plus audio and written translated materials. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Grammar. Texts. Bible portions: 2011.