Namakura
Namakir
Native toVanuatu
RegionShepherds Islands (Tongoa & Tongariki), north of Efate
Native speakers
3,800 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nmk
Glottolognama1268
A Namakura speaker, recorded in Vanuatu.

The Namakura language, Makura or Namakir, is an Oceanic language of Vanuatu. The language is spoken in Shefa Province, north Efate, Tongoa, and Tongariki.

Phonology

Consonants

Labial Coronal Velar Glottal
plain lab.
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive voiceless p t k ʔ
prenasal ᵐb ᵐbʷ ⁿd ᵑɡ
Fricative voiceless f s h
voiced v
Approximant w l
Rhotic r

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

References

Notes

  1. ^ Namakura at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Sperlich, Wolfgang B. (1991). Namakir: a description of a central Vanuatu language. University of Auckland.