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Port Sandwich language

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Port Sandwich
Native toVanuatu
Native speakers
1,200 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3psw
ELPPort Sandwich
Port Sandwich is not endangered according to the classification system of the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

Port Sandwich, or Lamap, is an Oceanic language spoken in southeast Malekula, Vanuatu, on the eastern tip of the island. It was first described in 1979 by French linguist Jean-Michel Charpentier.[2]

Nisvai is a separate language.[3]


  1. ^ Port Sandwich at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Charpentier, Jean-Michel (1979). La langue de Port-Sandwich (Nouvelles-Hébrides): introduction phonologique et grammaire. SELAF (in French). Paris: Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale. p. 208. ISBN 9782852970564. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ Lynch, John; Crowley, Terry (2001). Languages of Vanuatu: A New Survey and Bibliography. Pacific Linguistics 517. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. doi:10.15144/PL-517. hdl:1885/146135. ISBN 0-85883-469-3.

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