Language of the Day for 12 July 2019


Koluwawa [klx]

A language of
Papua New Guinea
Population Full
950 (Guderian and Guderian 2005).
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Vigorous. Home, community; Mixed use: Market, church. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Most also use Dobu [dob], especially older adults. Most also use English [eng], especially young people. Many also use Bwaidoka [bwd], Iamalele [yml]. Some also use Iduna [viv], Minaveha [mvn]. Used as L2 by Minaveha [mvn].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–80%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–80%. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Bible portions: 2000–2010.