Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Northeast Malakula
Population

9,000 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). 1,380 Atchin, 3,450 Uripiv-Wala-Rano.

Location

Northeast Malekula and nearby islands.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Atchin (Nale), Uripiv, Wala-Rano. Dialect chain from Uripiv in the south to Atchin in the north. Lexical similarity: 85% at extremes of the dialect chain.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 2005.
Writing
Latin script.