Overall, the VOS sentence form is one of the rare types; In the database of the World Atlas of Language Structures , 25 of a sample of 1377 languages belong to the VOS type (i.e. 1.8%). However, VOS can be found in a relatively large number of Austronesian languages, such as B. Malagasy , Old Javanese , Toba Batak and Fijian . This sentence form can also be found in Maya languages such as B. Tzotzil , which are ergative languages .
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