Apma Language

Apma Language

Apma (or Abma) is the language of central Pentecost island in Vanuatu. Apma belongs to the East Vanuatu languages, a branch of the Austronesian languages family.

With an estimated 7,800 native speakers (in the year 2000), Apma is the most widely spoken of Pentecost's native languages, and the fifth largest vernacular in Vanuatu as a whole. In recent times Apma has spread at the expense of other indigenous languages such as Sowa and Ske. Apma is increasingly mixed with words and expressions from Bislama, Vanuatu's national language.

Read more about Apma Language:  Dialects and Range, Phonology, Grammar, Sample Phrases, Documentation

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Apma Language - Documentation
... Notes on the grammar and vocabulary of Apma language were first made by Catholic missionaries at Melsisii in the early 20th century ... completed a grammar and short dictionary of the Suru Mwerani dialect of Apma language in the late 2000s ... Temwakon and Andrew Gray produced Bongmehee, an illustrated dictionary of the language ...

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