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The language of Paama (New Hebrides)

Crowley, Terry


The present work is a description of the language spoken on the island of Paama in the New Hebrides, a language which is otherwise undescribed except for a short grammatical sketch that was published in the early 1900's on the basis of a missionary's translation of the Bible. The language, referred to throughout as "Paamese" in the absence of any particular indigenous name, is an Austronesian language of the Oceanic branch. It is a language with much greater morphological complexity than...[Show more]

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Date published: 1979
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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