Lakon

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Lakona, Lakona Bay, West Gaua
Population

700 (2003 A. François).

Location

Banks Group, Gaua island.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Qatareu, Togla, Vure.

Language Use

Endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Vure dialect has about 60 speakers, Qatareu and Togla dialects have 1 speaker each. Entire ethnic group speaks Lakon. Most key domains. All children speak Lakon. Positive attitudes. Also use Bislama [bis], some English [eng].

Language Development
2 primary schools.