Big Numbas is a member of the Southern Oceanic branch of Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 3,350 people in the Big Numbas region in the northwest of Malekula Island in Malampa Province of Vanuatu.
Big Numbas is also known as V’ënen Taut or V'ənen Taut. It was documented by Dr. Greg J. Fox, a missionary who published a dictionary and grammar of Big Numbas in 1979. It is written with the Latin alphabet.
sturi i-amək a pitar, au taut tituei m’ərtu i-amək nah-an i-v’i avaneiev’, i-rn tam’a i-amək. tam’a lahara i-rp m’ərtu nakl. avaneiev’ naran i-rn ti ipa-rp m’ərtu i-utar hin na ka-v’i m’anəh pa i-amək pət-n i-m’iel.
Source: Big Numbas Grammar(PDF)
Information about Big Numbas
V’ënen Taut: Grammatical Topics in The Big Nambas Language of Malekula
Big Numbas Grammar by G.J Fox (PDF)
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