Wailapa

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A language of Vanuatu

Population

100 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). Ethnic population: 140.

Location

Southwest Santo island.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

A dialect chain with Akei [tsr] and Penantsiro [ptr] at the extremes.

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Most key domains. Used by 60% of children. Positive attitudes.