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ZAS director Manfred Krifka visits the President of Vanuatu


Manfred Krifka visited the President of the Republic, Talis Obed Moses, during his last field work stay in Vanuatu. He already met him in 2008 when he was a pastor in the town of Port Vato on the island of Ambrym. He speaks the language Manfred Krifka is working on - Daakie, one of about 130 languages in the Pacific island state. The president thanked for the work, which led to a dictionary and several books in the language. Thanks to the spelling developed by Krifka, Daakie can now be used as an input language for the local school.