Authored by: John Lynch

The Oceanic Languages

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

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


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Cèmuhî is spoken by about 3300 people in the northeast of New Caledonia. It is a member of the North New Caledonian subgroup, bordered to the north by Pije and to the south by Paicî. There is some dialect differentiation, but it is not particularly significant. Cèmuhî is of particular interest in being one of the very few Oceanic languages with phonemic tone.

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