Kwamera

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Nafe, Neninafe
Population

3,500 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

Southeast Tanna coast, major villages: Port Resolution, Imayo, Samaria, Galilee, Imaki, Yeruareng, Yenmarei, Kwamera, Kwaraka, and Greenpoint.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

2 main dialects.

Language Use

Home, church. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Elderly and very young are illiterate. Taught in primary schools, in religious education. Poetry. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1890–2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.