Sakao

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Hog Harbour, Klep, N’kep, Sakau, Santo
Population

4,000 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

Northeast Santo island.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Home, local politics, church. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Bislama [bis], Tolomako [tlm].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Low. No systematic adherence to one orthography. New media. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1905–1949.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian (Protestant).