Language of the Day for 08 October 2019


Benabena [bef]

A language of
Papua New Guinea
Population Full
45,000 (2000 census).
6b (Threatened).
Language Use
Some young people, all adults. All also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Wagama [abg].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%–50%. Grammar. NT: 1983.