Vera'a language

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Vera'a
Vatrata
Native to Vanuatu
Region Vanua Lava
Native speakers
500  (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 vra
Glottolog (ISO distinction is spurious)
vera1241[2]

Vera’a (or Vatrata) is a language of Vanua Lava Island in Vanuatu.

Phonology[edit]

Vera’a has 7 phonemic vowels, which are all short monophthongs:[3]

  Front Back
Close i u
Near-close ɪ ʊ
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a

References[edit]

  1. ^ François (2012): 88).
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Vera'a". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ François (2005:445); François (2011:194).

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