Dixon Reef


A language of Vanuatu


50 (1982 SIL). Likely fewer than the 50 reported in 1982 (Wurm 2007). Ethnic population: 60. 80% of the ethnic group speaks Dixon Reef.


Malampa Province, southwest Malekula.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Seriously endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Under pressure from neighboring languages Avava [tmb] and Nahavaq [sns] (Wurm 2007). Most key domains. Used by 40% of children. Positive attitudes.