Kwamera language

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South Tanna
Nafe, Nɨfe
Native toVanuatu
RegionTanna Island
Native speakers
3,500 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tnk
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Kwamera is not endangered according to the classification system of the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

Kwamera, or South Tanna, the endonym being Nafe (Nɨfe), is a language spoken on the southeastern coast of Tanna Island in Vanuatu.

Writing system[edit]

Kwamera alphabet[2]
Majuscules A E F Fw G H I Ɨ K Kw M Mw N O P Pw R S T U V
Minuscules a e f fw g h i ɨ k kw m mw n o p pw r s t u v


  1. ^ Kwamera at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Lindstrom 1986, p. vi.
  • Lindstrom, Lamont (1986). Kwamera Dictionary. Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-85883-340-1.