West Santo languages

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West Santo
Geographic
distribution
Northeast Vanuatu
Linguistic classification Austronesian
Glottolog espi1234  (partial match)[1]

The two dozen West Santo languages form one (Clark 2009) or two (Lynch 1995) branches of the Vanuatu languages.

The languages are:[2]

Northwest Santo family
Valpei, Nokuku, Vunapu, Piamatsina, Tolomako, Tasmate
Southwest Santo family
Wusi, Akei, TialeMerei, Navut, Wailapa, Kiai (Fortsenal), Roria, Amblong, Morouas, Tangoa, Araki, Mafea, Tutuba, Aore, Malo (Tamambo), Narango, Tambotalo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Espiritu Santo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Lynch, John, Malcolm Ross & Terry Crowley. 2002. The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press.