Wailapa language

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Wailapa
Ale
Native toVanuatu
RegionEspiritu Santo
Native speakers
(100 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3wlr
Glottologwail1242
ELPWailapa

Wailapa, or Ale, is an Oceanic language spoken on Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu. It is in a dialect chain between Akei and Penantsiro,[clarification needed][2] but these are not mutually intelligible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wailapa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Ethnologue identifies Penantsiro with the code for Piamatsina, but this would not seem to be credible.