Oksapmin

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

12,000 (2005 SIL).

Location

Sandaun province: Telefomin district; Southern Highlands province: Strickland river north bank to Sandaun province border; Western province: Olsobip RLLG.

Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

Several dialects. Not closely related to other languages.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Hewa [ham].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1992.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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