Waffa

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

1,300 (1988 SIL).

Location

Morobe Province, Kaiapit district, Waffa river headwaters. 5 villages.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Vigorous. Some North Tairora [tbg] traders also use Waffa. All domains. Oral and written use in church. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi] or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 90%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Dictionary. NT: 1975–1988.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.