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Wailapa language

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Native toVanuatu
RegionEspiritu Santo
Native speakers
Language codes
ISO 639-3wlr
Wailapa is not endangered according to the classification system of the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

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.


  1. ^ François (2015), p.19
  2. ^ Ethnologue identifies Penantsiro with the code for Piamatsina, but this would not seem to be credible.

François, Alexandre; Franjieh, Michael; Lacrampe, Sébastien; Schnell, Stefan (2015), "The exceptional linguistic density of Vanuatu" (PDF), in François, Alexandre; Lacrampe, Sébastien; Franjieh, Michael; Schnell, Stefan (eds.), The Languages of Vanuatu: Unity and Diversity, Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia, Canberra: Asia Pacific Linguistics Open Access, pp. 1–21, ISBN 9781922185235