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Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin

A language of Vanuatu

ISO 639-3upv

Population  9,000 (Lynch and Crowley 2001). 1,375 Atchin, 3,450 Uripiv-Wala-Rano.
Region  Northeast Malekula and nearby islands.
Language map  Vanuatu, Enlarged Area
Alternate names   Northeast Malakula
Dialects  Uripiv, Wala-Rano, Atchin (Nale). Dialect chain from Uripiv south to Atchin north. Lexical similarity: 85% at extremes of the dialect chain.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, North and Central Vanuatu, Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands, Malekula Coastal
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 2005.
Writing system  Latin script.