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.
Long vowels are indicated by doubling the vowels (aa).
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A Grammar of South Efate. An Oceanic Language of Vanuatu
Adzera, Ahamb, Äiwoo, Aneityum, Apma, Araki, Are, ꞌAreꞌare, ’Auhelawa, Avava, Bola, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Caac, Cheke Holo, Dorig, Ghari, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Kwara’ae, Lehali, Lenakel, Lewo, Lote, Lo-Toga, Löyöp, Maskelynes, Mato, Mavea, Motu, Mwotlap, Nafsan, Namakura, Neve‘ei, Neverver, North Efate, Paamese, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Ske, Tamambo, Tami, Tigak, Tirax, Tolai, Ubir, Ughele, Vitu, Vurës, Western Fijian, Yabem, Yapese
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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