Vao language

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Vao
Region Vao Island and northern Malakula, Vanuatu
Native speakers
1,900  (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 vao

Vao is an Austronesian language of the Oceanic branch spoken by about 1,900 people on Vao Island and on the nearby shores of Malakula Island, Vanuatu.[2]

Characteristics[edit]

Vao is one of the few languages of the world, possessing linguolabial consonants[example needed].[citation needed]

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