Apma

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Abma, Central Raga
Population

7,800 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

Penama province: central Pentecost (Raga).

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Asuk (Asa, Asu), Suru Mwerani, Suru Rabwanga (Suru Bo), Suru Kavian, Wolwolan (Volvoluana).

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 1977.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Suru Kavian dialect is referred to in some sources as a dialect of Namaram, though no longer the major dialect spoken there; Bwatnapni village dialect is a mixture of Suru Mwerani and Suru Rabwanga; Asuk and Wolwolan dialects are extinct or poorly known.

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