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Southwest Tanna language

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Native to  Vanuatu
Native speakers  4,500 (2011)
Glottolog  sout2869
Region  Tanna Island
ISO 639-3  nwi
Language family  Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Oceanic South Vanuatu Tanna Southwest Tanna

Southwest Tanna is a dialect chain spoken on the southwestern coast of Tanna Island in Vanuatu. Lynch (1982) names three major dialects: Nivhaal in the north-west of the language area (spelt "Nauvhal" in publicity for the 2015 film Tanna), Nivai in the south-west, and Nelpwaai in the north-east.

References

Southwest Tanna language Wikipedia


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