Ninde

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Labo, Meaun, Mewun, Nide
Population

1,100 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). Ethnic population: 1,600.

Location

Malampa province: Malekula, Southwest Bay town, Labo, Lawa, and Windua villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

19 consonants and 5 vowels.

Language Use

Endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Most key domains. Used by 30% of the children. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1905.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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