Mele-Fila

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Fila-Mele, Ifara-Mele
Population

3,500 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

Efate, Mele village (over 2,000); Ifara island (1,000) (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Fila (Efira, Fira, Ifira), Mele. Significant differences between Mele and Fila.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Also use South Efate [erk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. NT: 1993.
Writing
Latin script.