Ambrym, Southeast

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A language of Vanuatu

Population

2,000 (Crowley 2002e).

Location

Malampa province: southeast Ambrym island; Shefa province: Mele-Maat.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Taveak (Taviak), Endu, Toak, Penapo. Linguistically similar to Paama [pma].

Typology

SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; dual and paucal numbers; no articles; tense, aspect and mood; 15 consonants and 6 vowels; stress on penultimate syllable; inalienable, alienable and linked possession; exclusive/inclusive pronouns; verb serialization.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

There is no indigenous name for the language (Crowley 2002e). Traditional religion.

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