Emae
Language facts sheet by Niklas Jonsson
©1997-1999 POLLI & Niklas Jonsson

A bibliography of works refered to in this file may be found in the Polynesian Literature List.


Country/territory where spoken
Vanuatu

Geographical region
Two villages on Three Hills Island (Biggs 1971). Acording to the Ethnologue also on Sesake Island.

Language codes
MAE (POLLI); MMW (Grimes 1996: Ethnologue); MAE (Biggs 1971)

Alternate language names
Emwae, Mae, Mwae, Emai, Mai

Genetic affiliation
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, Eastern Fiji-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear Polynesian, Samoic- Outlier, Futunic

Emae speaking population
200 (1981 Wurm/Hattori); 200 total.

Status of language
Needs survey

Alphabet
A, E, F, NG, K, M, N, P, R, S, T, V (Biggs 1971) - may be incpmolete.

Remarks
There are no dialect variation. Speakers are bilingual in the North Efate language (Tongoan dialect).

Data last updated
16 December 1998



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY - EMAE

CAPELL, ARTHUR. 1962. The Polynesian language of Mae (Emwae)



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