Definition of Mota in English:


Pronunciation /ˈməʊtə/


  • An Austronesian language spoken on Mota, formerly used as a lingua franca in some parts of the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

    Recorded earliest in attributive use.


Mid 19th century. From Mota, the name of an island in the South Pacific forming part of the republic of Vanuatu, where the language originated.