Glottocode : volo1238   ISO 639-3 : mlv

Volow is an Oceanic language from northern Vanuatu, which is now extinct.

  1. The language in its context

Volow used to be spoken by a small community of farmers scattered in a few villages in the eastern part of the island of Motalava, in the Banks islands, in the northern part of Vanuatu. It was anchored in a village formerly named “Volow”, and now known as Aplow.

The phylogenetic affiliation of Volow is the same as the other 138 languages spoken in Vanuatu: Volow is an Oceanic language – and thus a member of the vast Austronesian family that covers most islands in the Pacific.

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DOI Type Transcription(s) Duration Title Researcher(s) Speaker(s)
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0002955 00:17:02 Conversation about the stone pedestals (nowon) and the monolith in Telvet François, Alexandre René Wolman
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0003315 00:11:18 The Chief and the Orphan Vienne, Bernard Wanhan
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0003317 00:02:28 The servant taken away by the sea Vienne, Bernard Wanhan
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0007576 00:02:24 The servant taken away by the sea Vienne, Bernard Wanhand
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0007578 00:11:09 The Chief and the Orphan Vienne, Bernard Wanhand
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0007596 00:01:35 The petrified canoe Vienne, Bernard Wanhand
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0007597 00:01:30 The people of Beklag Vienne, Bernard Wanhand
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0007598 00:00:07 The people of Volow Vienne, Bernard Wanhand
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0007599 00:01:00 A story Vienne, Bernard Wanhand
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0007600 00:04:24 Placenames in Volow area Vienne, Bernard Wanhand
doi https://doi.org/10.24397/pangloss-0007601 00:05:41 Various short stories Vienne, Bernard Wanhand