The dozen Malekula Interior languages are a branch of the North Vanuatu languages.
The languages have been classified as follows:
- Ninde (Labo)
- Small Nambas
- Malekula Central
A number of other, critically endangered or recently extinct languages are or were spoken in the interior of Malekula, and presumably belong with the Malekula Interior languages. They are:
Some others form dialect chains:
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- Lynch & Crowley, 2001, Languages of Vanuatu: A New Survey and Bibliography. Australian National University.
- Charpentier, Jean-Michel (1982). Atlas linguistique du Sud-Malekula — Linguistic Atlas of South Malekula (Vanuatu). Paris: Centre National de la Recherche.
- Robert Blust, 2013, The Austronesian Languages
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