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Sigma KEE - YaleLanguage
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yale language
The YaleLanguage is a language isolate spoken in PapuaNewGuinea. SIL code: NCE. ISO 639-2: paa. Population: 600 (1991 SIL). Region: Sandaun Province, Amanab District, west of Namia. Kwomtari is north, Abau is south, Busa is southwest, Biaka is west, Anggor and Amanab are northwest. 6 villages. Alternate names: NAGATMAN, NAGATIMAN, YARE, YADE. Comments: 2 very similar dialects. Most men up to 35 years old have routine proficiency in Tok Pisin. There is some intermarriage with the Busa. 'Nagatman' is a corrupted name of 1 village, not a language name. SOV. Literacy rate in first language: 5% to 15%. Literacy rate in second language: 15% to 25%. Tropical forest. Sago swamps. Hunter-gatherers, some cultivation: sugar cane, tobacco, sweet potatoes, taro. 300 feet.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
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Instancescontent bearing physicalAny Object or Process that expresses content. This covers Objects that contain a Proposition, such as a book, as well as ManualSignLanguage, which may similarly contain a Proposition.
 entityThe universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
 human languageThe subclass of Languages used by Humans.
 languageA system of signs for expressing thought. The system can be either natural or artificial, i.e. something that emerges gradually as a cultural artifact or something that is intentionally created by a person or group of people.
 linguistic expressionThis is the subclass of ContentBearingPhysical which are language-related. Note that this Class encompasses both Language and the the elements of Languages, e.g. Words.
 physicalAn entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
 spoken human languageA SpokenHumanLanguage is a HumanLanguage which has as its medium the human voice. It can also be represented visually through writing, although not all SpokenHumanLanguages have a codified written form.
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