The Full Wiki

More info on Northern Vanuatu languages

Northern Vanuatu languages: Wikis

Advertisements

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Northern Vanuatu
North and Central Vanuatu
Geographic
distribution:
Vanuatu
Genetic
classification
:
Austronesian
 Malayo-Polynesian
  Oceanic
   Southern Oceanic
    Vanuatu
     Northern Vanuatu
Subdivisions:

The Northern Vanuatu languages are a branch of the Southern Oceanic languages with almost 200 languages.

Components

A 2008 analysis of the Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database[1] supports the following classification. The Paama-Ambrym languages have been separated from the traditional East Vanuatu branch. Each node is fully supported, except for Santo-Malekula, which was given a 90% probability.

The Epi languages were not covered by the 2008 analysis, but are traditionally classified with the North Vanuatu languages.

References

  1. ^ Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database[1]
  • Clark, Ross. 2009. *Leo Tuai: A comparative lexical study of North and Central Vanuatu languages. Canberra ACT.: Pacific Linguistics (Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University).
  • Lynch, John, Malcolm Ross & Terry Crowley. 2002. The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message