West Ambrym

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Last update: 2017-3-19

Ambrym's volcanic desert

The pacific island nation Vanuatu has the highest density of languages in the world. In the West of the island of Ambrym alone, there are three major language varieties, Daakiye, Daakaka and Dal kalaen. For each of these languages, there is some internal dialectal variation, most drastically so in the Dal kalaen region.

Several factors put the long-term survival of these languages at risk

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