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Title: A Dictionary of the Mele Language (Atara Imere), Vanuatu
Written By: Ross Clark

This dictionary describes the Mele dialect of the Ifira-Mele language of Efate, in central Vanuatu. This Polynesian Outlier language has been extensively influenced by the neighbouring non-Polynesian languages of Efate which have contributed at least one-third of its total vocabulary.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Gula
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0858835045
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 158pp
Prices: A$31.80 [US$22.25]