Paama

Paamese is a member of the Central Vanuatu group of the Southern Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family, It is spoken by about 6,000 people on Paama island in Malampa Province in northern Vanuatu, and in others parts of Vanuatu, particularly in Port Vila, the capital.

Paamese is also known as Paama. It is closely related to Vatlongos (Southeastern Ambrym), which is spoken on the nearby island of Ambrym, although the two languages are not mutually intelligible.

A way to write Paamese with the Latin script was created in the mid-20th century and has been used since then.

Paama alphabet and pronunciation

Paama alphabet and pronunciation

Information about Paama | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Paama language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paamese_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/pma
http://sealang.net/archives/pl/pdf/PL-B87.pdf

Conversational Paamese in Thirty Days
http://www.davidowenroberts.com/CPI30D.pdf

A dictionary of Paamese
http://sealang.net/archives/pl/pdf/PL-C121.pdf

Oceanic languages

Adzera, Ahamb, Äiwoo, Aneityum, Apma, Araki, Are, ’Auhelawa, Avava, Babatana, Bariai, Bola, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Caac, Cheke Holo, Dorig, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Hoava, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Lakon, 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, Papapana, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Ske, Sursurunga, Tamambo, Tami, Teanu, Tigak, Tirax, Tolai, Touo, Ubir, Ughele, Uneapa, Vatlongos, Vitu, Vurës, Western Fijian, Yabem, Yapese

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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