Nahavaq

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Labo, Lamangkau, Na’ahai, Nahapa, Seniang, Sinesip
Population

600 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).

Location

Southwest Malekula.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Some children not learning the language. Most key domains. Used by 60% of children. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 1905.
Writing
Latin script.