Futunan language

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Futunan
Faka futuna
Region Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna and New Caledonia
Native speakers
unknown (6,600 cited 1986–1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 fud
Glottolog east2447[2]

Futunan or Futunian is the Polynesian language spoken on Futuna (and Alofi). The term East-Futunan is also used to distinguish it from the related West-Futunan (Futuna-Aniwan) spoken on the outlier islands of Futuna and Aniwa in Vanuatu.

According to Ethnologue, Fakafutuna is spoken by 3,600 on Futuna, as well as some of the 3,000 migrant workers in New Caledonia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Futunan reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "East Futuna". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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