Namakura (Namakir)

Namakura is a member of the Southern Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 3,800 people in the Shepherd Islands in Shefa Province of Vanuatu, particularly on the islands of Makura, Mataso, Tongariki, Tongoa and Buninga. Each of these islands has its own dialect of the language. It is also spoken on the islands of Efate and Emae.

Namakura is also known as Namakir, Namakouran, Makura or Makoura. It is written with the Latin alphabet using an orthography developed by the Rev. Oscar Michelsen and the Rev. Peter Milne in the 1920s.

Namakura alphabet and pronunciation

Namakura alphabet and pronunciation

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Links

Information about Namakura
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namakura_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/nmk/
https://pangloss.cnrs.fr/corpus/Namakura?lang=en
https://zenodo.org/record/1449584#.ZEukw87MJhE
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/nama1268
https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/2314

Oceanic languages

Adzera, Ahamb, Äiwoo, Aneityum, Apma, Araki, Are, ’Auhelawa, Avava, Babatana, Bola, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Caac, Cheke Holo, Dorig, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Hoava, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Lehali, Lenakel, Lewo, Lote, Lo-Toga, Löyöp, Marovo, Maskelynes, Mato, Mavea, Mono-Alu, Motu, Mussau-Emira, Mwotlap, Nafsan, Nahavaq, Namakura, Nanggu, Nduke, Neve‘ei, Neverver, Ninde, North Efate, Nume, Paamese, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Ske, Tamambo, Tami, Teanu, Tigak, Tirax, Tolai, Touo, Ubir, Ughele, Uneapa, Vitu, Vurës, Western Fijian, Yabem, Yapese

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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