Usku

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Afra
Population

110 (2004 SIL). Few monolinguals. Population estimates range from 20 to 160 (Wurm 2007).

Location

Papua Province, south of Jayapura, Usku village; west of Namla [naa] and south of Molof [msl] language areas.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Not closely related to any other language.

Language Use

Seriously endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Home, friends. Mainly older adults. Positive attitudes. Most are bilingual in Indonesian [ind], Papuan Malay [pmy], especially children.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Under 5% in Indonesian [ind].
Other Comments

Afra may be the name preferred by the people.