Vinmavis

Authored by: Terry Crowley

The Oceanic Languages

Print publication date:  December  2001
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780700711284
eBook ISBN: 9780203820384
Adobe ISBN: 9781136749858

10.4324/9780203820384.ch33

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Abstract

This is the community language of the single village recorded on maps as Vinmavis (phonemically /finmafis/), which is located on the west coast of the northern part of Malakula. Extrapolating from the latest census figures, there are currently probably about 500 speakers of this language in total. The local name of the language is Nefe‘ei (‘what?’), though it has been referred to in the literature simply by the name of the village of its speakers.

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