Ngen language

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Shark Bay
Native to Vanuatu
Region Litaro (Pilot) Island, Shark Bay coast
Ethnicity spoken by 40% (no date)[1]
Native speakers
450 (2001)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ssv
Glottolog shar1244[3]

Ngen, or Shark Bay, is one of the East Santo languages group of languages. It is spoken on Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. It has about 450 speakers. It is close to Lorediakarkar.


  1. Ngen language at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. Ngen at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Shark Bay". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>