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


Information about the Mele-Fila language

Polynesian languages

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

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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