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Aplow

Aplow, or Valuwa, is a village located on the eastern part of Motalava island, in the Banks Islands of Vanuatu. Located close to it is the island’s airport, also known as Valua airport.

Aplow also designates the whole district around this village, corresponding to the eastern side of the island; in this sense, Aplow contrasts with Mwotlap, which strictly speaking designates the western half of Motalava island.

The area of Aplow used to be home of a communalect (language or dialect) known as Volow. Volow become extinct in the 1980s, as its speakers adopted the dominant language Mwotlap from the western side.