Duwet

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Guwet, Guwot, Waing
Population

400 (2011 SIL), increasing. No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 450.

Location

Morobe province: Busu river area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Under pressure from Wampar [lbq] and Tok Pisin [tpi], which children prefer. Only when other Duwet speakers present. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Musom [msu].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 70%.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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