Daakaka is a member of the Southern Oceanic branch of Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 1,200 people in the southwest of Ambrym Island in Malampa Province of Vanuatu. It is spoken by adults and children, although it is under pressure from Bislama, English and French, Vanuatu's official languages, which are used in schools in official contexts.
Daakaka is also known as Baiap, Dakaka or South Ambrym. It is written with the Latin alphabet, and there is a grammar of the language, published in 2012 by Kilu von Prince.
Kinyem bevyap yen too, kinyem bevyap vis, wobir, maioc, mo nok the vis, wobir, maioc, taem wuoswa yem gene yuk wobir, yam gene yuk vis, yam gene sisye nyoo, kumala myane tuwu, tuwu ente, ente kyun.
In the village, we work and plant banana, taro, manioc [casava] and sometimes we make taro laplap, banana laplap, and other things with sweet potato and bush nuts. That's all!
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