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Malekula Central
Geographic
distribution:
Malakula, Vanuatu
Genetic
classification
:
Austronesian
 Malayo-Polynesian
  Oceanic
   Southern Oceanic
    North Vanuatu
     Malekula
      Malekula Central
Subdivisions:

The family of Malekula Central languages is a subgroup of the Malekula Interior languages. It consists of 8 languages.

Languages

The languages are,

  • Big Nambas
  • Lingarak
  • Larevat
  • Litzlitz (Naman)
  • Maragus
  • Nasarian
  • Katbol (Avava)
  • Vinmavis (Neve'ei)
  • Uripiv

A 2008 analysis of the Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database[1] fully supported the unity of four Malekula Central languages, dividing them into two groups, Tape-Naman, and Neve'ei-Avava.

References


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