Port Sandwich language

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Port Sandwich
Native to Vanuatu
Region Malekula
Native speakers
1,200 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 psw
Glottolog port1285[2]

Port Sandwich, or Lamap, is an Oceanic language spoken in southeast Malekula, Vanuatu, on the eastern tip of the island. It was first described in 1979 by French linguist Jean-Michel Charpentier.[3]

Nisvai is a separate language.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Port Sandwich at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Port Sandwich". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Charpentier, Jean-Michel (1979). La langue de Port-Sandwich (Nouvelles-Hébrides): introduction phonologique et grammaire. SELAF. Paris: Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale. p. 208. ISBN 9782852970564. Retrieved 28 Nov 2014. 
  4. ^ Lynch, John & Terry Crowley. 2001. Languages of Vanuatu: A new survey and bibliography. Canberra: Australian National University.