Nume language

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Nume
Tarasag, Gog
Native to Vanuatu
Region Gaua
Native speakers
700 (2012) [1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tgs
Glottolog nume1241

Nume (also called Gog and Tarasag) is an Oceanic language spoken on Gaua island in Vanuatu. Its 700 speakers live on the northeast coast of Gaua. [1]

Contents

Nume is a distinct language from its immediate southern neighbors, Mwerlap and Dorig. [2]

Grammar

The system of personal pronouns in Nume contrasts clusivity, and distinguishes four numbers (singular, dual, trial, plural). [3]

Spatial reference in Nume is based on a system of geocentric (absolute) directionals, which is typical of Oceanic languages. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 François (2012): 88).
  2. List of Banks islands languages.
  3. François (2016).
  4. François (2015).

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