Kâte

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Kai, Kâte Dong
Population

20,000 (2011 M. Muhujupe). Ethnic population: 12,500.

Location

Morobe Province, Finschhafen district.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Magobineng (Bamota), Parec, Wamora (Wamola), Wana, Wemo. Dialects may be separate languages.

Language Use

Used by 80,000 Lutherans as church language (1980 UBS).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Dictionary. Bible: 1978.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.