Lamen

Authored by: Robert Early

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.ch36

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Abstract

The Lamen language is spoken by around 500 people in several villages on the small island of Lamen (Lamanu/Lamenu) offshore from Lamen Bay at the northwest tip of Epi island, Vanuatu. Lamen people commute to the mainland of Epi for gardens, high school, health services, and transport and communication links, so many have acquired land around the shores of Lamen Bay, and another 50 or so speakers are resident there. Perhaps another 50 live in Port Vila and other places, giving a total speaker population of 600.

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