Wailapa language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Native to Vanuatu
Region Espiritu Santo
Native speakers
(100 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wlr
Glottolog wail1242[2]

Wailapa, or Ale, is an Oceanic language spoken on Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu. It is in a dialect chain between Akei and Penantsiro,[clarification needed][3] but these are not mutually intelligible.


  1. ^ Wailapa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Wailapa". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Ethnologue identifies Penantsiro with the code for Piamatsina, but this would not seem to be credible.