Efate, South

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Erakor, Fate, Southern Efate
Population

6,000 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). Population includes Eton [etn].

Location

Efate island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Home, village. All ages. 100% also use Bislama [bis]. Also use English [eng], French [fra]. Used as L2 by Eton [etn], Lelepa [lpa], Mele-Fila [mxe].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1889–1930.