Merei

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Lametin
Population

L1 users: 400 (1997 J. Chung). Ethnic population: 570.

Location

Sanma province: central Espiritu Santo island, between Lape and Ora rivers north of Morouas.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Winiv.

Language Use

Most key domains. Used by 60% of children. Positive attitudes. Also use Bislama [bis], especially men and school children.

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 2011–2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Merei’ is self name. Christian.

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