Tanna, North

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A language of Vanuatu

Population

5,000 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

North Tanna.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

East Tanna, Imafin, West Tanna. In a dialect chain. Similar to Whitesands [tnp].

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Also use Bislama [bis], but many women and some men do not understand it.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. NT: 2007.
Writing
Latin script.