The Neve'ei language is a member of the Oceanic subgroup of the
Austronesian language family. It is spoken in the village of Vinmavis on
the west coast of the island of Malakula in the Republic of Vanuatu in the
southwestern Pacific. It is estimated that there are approximately 500
primary speakers of Neve'ei and around 750 speakers in total.
The aim of this work is to present a description of the phonology,
morphology and syntax of the Neve'ei language by providing clear statements
with appropriate linguistic examples. A synchronic approach is taken with
no attempt being made to focus on earlier stages of the history of related
languages. Likewise, no attempt is made to focus on linguistic theory or on
comparisons of Neve'ei with related languages. However, references to other
Oceanic languages and other studies are made where these seem to be
particularly relevant to the description of Neve'ei.