Araki Language

Araki Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Araki is a nearly extinct language spoken in the small island of Araki, south of Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu. The local name of the island is [ aki]. Araki language is named after the island, on which it is spoken. Araki is spoken today by about 8 native speakers; it is progressively being replaced by the neighbouring language of Tangoa. The rest of the island's population have a passive knowledge of Araki language, which allows them to understand it, and even make whole phrases and sentences. Nevertheless, a large portion of the Araki vocabulary, as well as idiosyncratic syntactic and phonetic phenomena of the language have been forgotten. Speakers of Araki can also speak the English-based pidgin Bislama; but this lingua franca is mainly used in the two towns of the country, Port-Vila and Luganville, and seldom in rural more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136758571
  • 9786136758572