Neve’ei

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A language of Vanuatu

Alternate Names
Banggor, Lambumbu, Nabusian teget, Nefe’ei, Telag, Vinmavis
Population

500 (Musgrave 2007). Ethnic population: 710.

Location

Malampa province: central west Malekula.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Winiv.

Typology

SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; dual number; no articles; 20 consonants and 5 vowels; stress on penultimate syllable; exclusive/inclusive pronouns; alienable/inalienable possession.

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Most key domains. Used by 60% of children. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Grammar.
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