- Language: Paama
- Alternate names: Paama-Lopevi, Pauma, Paamese
- Language code: pma
- Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, North and Central Vanuatu, Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands, East Vanuatu
- Number of speakers: 6000
- Script: Latin script
Paama is an Austronesian language spoken the following parts of Vanuatu: Paama, one village on east Epi (Lopevi), a large group in Vila.
- Tha Paama verb is conjugated in person and number by means of short pronouns.
- Mood is shown by the use of introductory words.
- Tense is shown partly by changes in the initial of word-base, partly by prefixed particles, and partly by change in the short preceding pronoun.
Sample verb: sani
|Sg.1||ni sani||na, no sani|
|Sg.2||ki sani||ko sani|
|Sg.3||he sani||kei, e sani|
|Pl.1 (inclusive)||ri sani||re, ro sani|
|Pl.1 (exclusive)||me he sani||me sani|
|Pl.2||mi he sani||mi sani|
|Pl.3||i sani||a, o sani|
- ani to eat,
- hiseni to show,
- ila to know,
- lesi to see,
- sani to give,
- talicati to keep,
- tou to abide.
- Sidney H. Ray. A Comparative Study of the Melanesian Island Languages. Ams Pr Inc.