Koro language (Vanuatu)

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Koro
Native to Vanuatu
Region Gaua
Native speakers
250  (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 krf
Glottolog koro1308[2]

Koro is an Oceanic language spoken on Gaua island in Vanuatu. Its 280 speakers live in the village of Koro, on the south coast of Gaua.[3]

Koro is a distinct language from its immediate neighbours, Dorig (300 sp.) and Olrat (4 sp.).[4]

Phonology[edit]

Koro has 8 phonemic vowels. These include 7 monophthongs /i ɪ ɛ a ɔ ʊ u/ and one diphthong /ɛ͡a/.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ François (2012): 88).
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Koro (Vanuatu)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ François (2005:444)
  4. ^ List of Banks islands languages.
  5. ^ François (2005:445)

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