Nisvai language

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Native toVanuatu
Native speakers
200 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Nisvai is an Oceanic language spoken in southeast Malekula, Vanuatu, on the eastern tip of the island, by about 200 speakers.[3][1]

The languages surrounding Nisvai include, or used to include, Port Sandwich, Nasvang, Sörsörian, Axamb and Avok.[3]


  1. ^ a b Lynch, John & Terry Crowley. 2001. Languages of Vanuatu: A new survey and bibliography. Canberra: Australian National University.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nisvai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Charpentier, Jean-Michel (1982). Atlas linguistique du Sud - Malekula—Linguistic Atlas of South Malekula (Vanuatu). Paris: Centre National de la Recherche.