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A language of Vanuatu

ISO 639-3tgp

Population  800 (2001 SIL).
Region  Tangoa Island, off south Santo. 4 villages.
Language map  Vanuatu, Enlarged Area
Alternate names   Santo
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, North and Central Vanuatu, Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands, West Santo
Language use  Vigorous. Code switching with Bislama [bis] occurs. Used by Araki [akr] as L1 or L2. All domains. All ages. Positive attitude.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Bible portions: 1892–2001.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Distinct from Tongoa (Namakura [nmk] and North Efate [llp]) languages.
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