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A language of Vanuatu

Population

900 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). Ethnic population: 1,300.

Location

Torba Province, Banks Group, Mota (Sugarloaf) island.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Formerly lingua franca. Most key domains. Used by 60% of children. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1912.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].