Larevat language

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Native toVanuatu
RegionCentral Malekula
Native speakers
680 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lrv
Island of Malakula
Island of Malakula

Larevat is an Oceanic language of central Malekula, Vanuatu.

The current population of Larevat-speaking villages is estimated at around 675 speakers.[3] They are located around Losinwei, which is also known as the "neck of the dog" due to the island looking like a sitting dog.


  1. ^ Larevat at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Larevat". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Lynch, John (2001). Languages of Vanuatu: A new survey and bibliography. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. p. 83. ISBN 0 85883 469 3.