Language of the Day for 22 February 2021


Yambes [ymb]

A language of
Papua New Guinea
Population Full
1,080 (2003 SIL), decreasing. No monolinguals.
6b (Threatened).
Language Use
Language loss concerns adults. Some young people, all adults. Most also use Tok Pisin [tpi].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.