Nethalp language

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Native to Vanuatu
Region Santo Island, east coast
Native speakers
340 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lnn
Glottolog lore1244[2]

Nethalp, or Lorediakarkar, is a language of the East Santo languages, a group of languages in the Austronesian family of Languages. It is spoken by about 340 people out of an ethnic population of 850 on Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu. It is close to the Shark Bay language.


  1. Nethalp at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lorediakarkar". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Moseley, Christopher and R. E. Asher, ed. Atlas of the Worlds Languages. (New York: Routelage, 1994)