Epi languages

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Epi
Api
Geographic
distribution:
East Vanuatu, Epi Island
Linguistic classification: Austronesian
Glottolog: epii1237[1]

The half dozen Epi languages are spoken on Epi Island in Vanuatu.

The population of Epi Island was over 14,000 before being reduced to 800 in the early 1900s due to economic exploitation and introduced disease. But 2001 the population of these languages had climbed back to only 4,400.[2]

Components[edit]

The languages are:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Epi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Lamenu language reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)