Pele-Ata

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Peleata, Uase, Uasi, Uasilau, Wasi
Population

2,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

West New Britain Province, Nakanai district, inland from Bongula bay.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Ata, Pele.

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40%. Literacy rate in L2: 50% Tok Pisin [tpi] and English [eng]. Some adult literacy classes. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. NT: 2009.
Writing
Latin script.