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
Glottolog vaoo1237[2]

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.[3]

Characteristics[edit]

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

References[edit]

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