Olrat

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A language of Vanuatu

Population

5 (2008).

Location

Torba province: Gaua island west coast, mainly Dolap village.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Koro [krf] and Lakon [lkn].

Language Use

Active use probably ceased around 1950s.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

In the 20th century the Olrat moved from their mountain village to Gaua west coast villages and adopted the dominant language Lakon [lkn].

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