Paama

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Paama-Lopevi, Paamese, Pauma
Population

6,000 (1996 SIL).

Location

Paama, 1 village on east Epi (Lopevi), large group in Vila.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

North Paama, South Paama. Similar to Southeast Ambrym [tvk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1944.
Writing
Latin script.