Nafsan

Nafsan is a member of the Southern Oceanic branch of Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken on the island of Efate in central Vanuatu by about 6,000 people, particularly in the villages of Pango, Erakor and Eratap in the south of Efate.

Nafsan is also known as South Efate, Fate or Erakor. It is closely related to Nguna and Lelepa, which are spoken in the north of Efate Island.

Nafsan alphabet and pronunciation

Nafsan alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

Long vowels are indicated by doubling the vowels (aa).

Download an alphabet chart for Nafsan (Excel)

Sample video in Nafsan

Information about Nafsan | Numbers

Links

Information about Nafsan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nafsan_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Éfaté_du_Sud
https://paradisec.org.au/SELexicon/about/main.htm
A Grammar of South Efate. An Oceanic Language of Vanuatu
https://elalliance.com/south-efate/

Oceanic languages

Adzera, Ahamb, Äiwoo, Aneityum, Apma, Araki, Are, ’Auhelawa, Avava, Babatana, Bariai, Bola, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Caac, Cheke Holo, Dorig, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Hoava, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Lakon, Lehali, Lenakel, Lewo, Lote, Lo-Toga, Löyöp, Marovo, Maskelynes, Mato, Mavea, Mono-Alu, Motu, Mussau-Emira, Mwotlap, Nafsan, Nahavaq, Namakura, Nanggu, Nduke, Neve‘ei, Neverver, Ninde, North Efate, Nume, Paamese, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Ske, Tamambo, Tami, Teanu, Tigak, Tirax, Tolai, Touo, Ubir, Ughele, Uneapa, Vatlongos, Vitu, Vurës, Western Fijian, Yabem, Yapese

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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