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Shark Bay

A language of Vanuatu

ISO 639-3: ssv

Population 225 (1983 SIL).
Region East Santo on Litaro (Pilot) Island and also on the coast at Shark Bay.
Dialects Close to Lorediakarkar.
Classification Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, North and Central Vanuatu, East Santo, South
Language use 40% of the ethnic group speaks Shark Bay. Some key domains. 30% of children speak Shark Bay. Positive language attitude.