Mele-Fila (Ifira-Mele)

Mele-Fila is a member of the Polynesian branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken in Vanuatu on Fila (Ifria) Island near Efate Island, and in Mele village on Efate Island. In 2001 there were 3,500 speakers of Mele-Fila, which is also known as Fila-Mele, Ifara-Mele or Ifira-Mele.

There are two dialects of Mele-Fila: Mele and Fila, which differ significantly from each other.

Mele-Fila alphabet

Mele-Fila alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Mele-Fila (Excel)

Sample video in Mele-Fila

Links

Information about the Mele-Fila language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mele-Fila_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mxe
https://abvd.shh.mpg.de/austronesian/language.php?id=242
https://www2.ling.su.se/pollinet/facts/mef.html

Polynesian languages

Anutan, Austral, Emae, Futuna-Aniwa, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Mangareva, Maori, Mele-Fila, Moriori, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nukuoro, Nukuria, Ontong Java, Penrhyn, Pukapukan, Rakahanga-Manihiki, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Takuu, Tikopia, Tokelauan, Tongan, Tuvaluan, Vaeakau-Taumako, Wallisian

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page last modified: 23.04.21

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