Apma

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Central Raga
Population

7,800 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

Central Pentecost (Raga).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Asuk (Asa, Asu), Suru Kavian, Suru Mwerani, Suru Rabwanga (Suru Bo), Wolwolan (Volvoluana).

Language Development
Bible portions: 1977.
Other Comments

Suru Kavian dialect is referred to in some sources as a dialect of Namaram, though no longer the major dialect spoken there; Bwatnapni village dialect is a mixture of Suru Mwerani and Suru Rabwanga; Asuk and Wolwolan dialects are extinct or poorly known.