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Whitesands

A language of Vanuatu

ISO 639-3tnp

Population  7,500 (Lynch and Crowley 2001).
Region  Tanna Island, east coast.
Language map  Vanuatu
Alternate names   Napuanmen, Whitsands
Dialects  Weasisi (Wassisi), Lometimeti.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, South Vanuatu, Tanna
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. NT: 1924.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SVO.
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