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Apma

Apma is spoken mainly in the central part of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. Due to emigration there are also communities of Apma speakers on the Vanuatu islands of Efate (in Port Vila), and Espiritu Santo.


top Suru Mwerani dialect

Suru Mwerani is the largest and best-studied dialect of Apma.

1) Valik mwidi ibeh?

2) On mwatpo ibeh?

3) Kamel mwidi ibeh?

4) Kon ba dibwiri nana an dokah!



top Suru Kavian dialect

The Suru Kavian dialect of Apma is a small, endangered, and very distinctive dialect spoken in the area to the north and east of Namaram.

1) Valinggi si al beh?

2) En mwen al beh?

3) Winis si al beh?

4) Koo va sibwiri ina an ida!

Language information at Wikipedia, Ethnologue, and Andrew Gray's Languages of Pentecost Island

Alternate names for Apma include Abma and Central Raga


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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