Makura language

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Native toVanuatu
RegionShepherds Islands (Tongoa & Tongariki), north of Efate
Native speakers
3,800 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nmk

The Makura language, Namakura or Namakir, is an Oceanic language of Vanuatu. The language is spoker in Shefa Province, north Efate, Tongoa, and Tongariki.

External links[edit]


  • Ray, Sydney H. (1897). "Vocabulary and Grammatical Notes on the Language of Makura, Central New Hebrides". The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 26: 67–73. doi:10.2307/2842333. JSTOR 2842333.


  1. ^ Namakura at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Namakura". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.