Shark Bay

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A language of Vanuatu

Population

450 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

Litaro (Pilot) island, East Santo, also Shark Bay coast.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Lorediakarkar [lnn].

Language Use

Endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Under pressure from Bislama [bis] (Wurm 2007). Some key domains. Used by 30% of children. Positive attitudes.