Kiai language

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Kiai
Fortsenal
Native to Vanuatu
Native speakers
450  (2001)[1]
Official status
Official language in
Vanuatu
Language codes
ISO 639-3 frt
Glottolog fort1240[2]

The Kiai language is a vernacular of a native people in the highlands of the central Espiritu Santo Island, Sanma Province, Republic of Vanuatu.

Name variants[edit]

Another name is Fortsenal. The speakers call their language na vara kiai. Fortsenal (Vorozenale) is one of the villages where the speakers live.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kiai at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Fortsenal". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

References[edit]

  • Vara Kiai: a Kiai wordlist / Tomas Ludvigson, Auckland [N.Z.] : Dept. of Anthropology, University of Auckland, 1989
  • Crowley, Terry. 2000. The Language Situation in Vanuatu.