Maskelynes

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Kuliviu, Maskelyne Islands
Population

1,100 (Lynch and Crowley 2001), increasing. No monolinguals.

Location

Southeast Malekula, Maskelyne Islands.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Uliveo, Uluveu.

Typology

SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; clause constituents marked by word order; verb serialization extensive; 20 consonant phonemes and 6 vowel phonemes

Language Use

Often mix with Bislama [bis]. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Occasionally taught as a subject in primary schools. Grammar. Bible portions: 1906–2009.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.