Tangoa language

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Tangoa
Movono
Region Tangoa Island, Vanuatu
Native speakers
800 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tgp
Glottolog tang1347[2]

Tangoa, or Movono, is an Oceanic language spoken on Tangoa Island, south of Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu.

Characteristics[edit]

Tangoa is one of the few languages of Vanuatu, and indeed of the world, possessing a set of linguolabial consonants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tangoa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tangoa". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.