Wantoat

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

8,200 (McElhanon 1978). 390 Bam (McElhanon 1978) and 490 Yagawak (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Morobe Province, Kaiapit district, Wantoat, Leron, and Bam rivers.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Bam, Central Wantoat, Wapu (Leron), Yagawak (Kandomin).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. NT: 1975–2001.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Saseng is a village.