Sungwadaga
Central Maewo, Peterara
Native toVanuatu
RegionMaewo
Native speakers
1,400 (2001)[1]
Dialects
  • Lotora
  • Tanoriki
  • Peterara
  • ? Arata
  • ? Bangoro
Language codes
ISO 639-3mwo
Glottologcent2058

Sungwadaga or Central Maewo, also known as Peterara after one of its dialects, is an Oceanic language spoken on Maewo, Vanuatu.

Phonology

Consonants

Labial-
velar
Labial Alveolar Velar
Plosive voiceless t
prenasal ᵑɡʷ ᵐb ⁿd ᵑɡ
Nasal ŋʷ m n ŋ
Fricative f s x
Rhotic r
Lateral l
Approximant w

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

[2]

References

  1. ^ Sungwadaga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Henri, Agnès (2011). Le sungwadia: Éléments de description d'une langue du Vanuatu. Collection linguistique de la Société de Linguistique de Paris (in French), Vol. 97: Leuven: Peeters. p. 48.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location (link)