Olrat

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A language of Vanuatu

Population

5 (2008).

Location

Gaua island, west coast, mainly Dolap village.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Similar to Koro [krf] and Lakon [lkn].

Language Use

Active use probably ceased around 1950s.

Other Comments

In the 20th century the Olrat moved from their mountain village to Gaua west coast villages and adopted the dominant language Lakon [lkn].