Kwamera

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Nafe, Neninafe
Population

3,500 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

Tafea Province, southeast Tanna coast, major villages include 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.