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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

1,050

Domains of Use

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Transmission

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Language Information By Source

The endangered languages of Vanuatu
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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

1,050

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

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Speakers

Second-language speakers and learners

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Semi-speakers

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Child speakers

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Young adult speakers

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Older adult speakers

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Elder Speakers

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Ethnic Population

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Non-monolingual speakers

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More about speakers

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Year of info

2010

Location and Context

Countries

Vanua Lava: Vetumboso, Wasava, Mwesen

Coordinates

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Location description

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Government support

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Institutional support

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Speakers' attitudes

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Standard orthography

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Script (Writing system)

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Severely Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

15

Domains of Use

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Speaker Number Trends

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Transmission

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Ethnic Population

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Non-monolingual speakers

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Year of info

2010

Location and Context

Countries

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Coordinates

-13.874,167.5415

Location description

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

~1,000

Domains of Use

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Year of info

2004

Location and Context

Countries

Vanua Lava Island, Vanuatu

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

1,050

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

No data

Speakers

Second-language speakers and learners

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Semi-speakers

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Child speakers

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Young adult speakers

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Older adult speakers

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Elder Speakers

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Ethnic Population

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Non-monolingual speakers

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More about speakers

Speaker number data: (Lynch and Crowley 2001)

Year of info

2009

Location and Context

Countries

Vanuatu;

Coordinates

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Location description

Banks Group, Vanua Lava

Government support

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Script (Writing system)

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Other writing systems

Banks Group, Vanua Lava

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

2,010

Domains of Use

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Speaker Number Trends

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Transmission

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Semi-speakers

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Ethnic Population

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More about speakers

10 speakers of Mwesen variety, 2,000 speakers of Vurës variety. "Mwesen, with about 10 speakers, is giving way to the locally dominant language Vurës."

Year of info

2011

Location and Context

Countries

No data

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Government support

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

1,010

Domains of Use

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Speaker Number Trends

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Transmission

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1,000 speakers of Vurës variety; 10 speakers of Mwesen variety.

Year of info

2005

Location and Context

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Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

400

Domains of Use

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