Death of a language

Ronald Kephart rkephart at
Wed Jun 8 16:08:56 UTC 2005

Of course the author meant "Vanuatu." The island and language, Aore,
seem correct; I can't figure out what the "Katauba" refers to exactly.


At 11:48 AM -0400 6/8/05, Harold F. Schiffman wrote:
>  >From the Star of Mysore,
>Some three years ago, I read a small news item in a popular English daily
>which has a wide circulation. It was not displayed prominently and was
>found in a remote corner of a page.
>It was about the death of a language which was in existence on a pacific
>island, near the United States of America, called Aore. The name of the
>country was Vanuwater. The people of the island belong to an ethnic group
>called Katauba. Their language was called Aore...

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