Hano

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Bwatvenua, Lamalanga, North Raga, Qatvenua, Raga, Vunmarama
Population

6,500 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

North Pentecost (Raga), Whitsuntide, and south Maewo islands.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Nggasai (Kasai). Slight dialect differences; the last Nggasai dialect speaker died 1999.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1908–1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Hano’ is the name preferred locally.