New Caledonian languages

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Not to be confused with Languages of New Caledonia.
New Caledonian
New Caledonia
Linguistic classification: Austronesian
Glottolog: newc1243[1]

The thirty New Caledonian languages form a branch of the Southern Oceanic languages. Their speakers are known as Kanaks.


Populations of the native languages of New Caledonia. Grey, green, and red are the languages of the New Caledonian branch.

The languages of the northern VohKoné area (*) are often discussed as a unit.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "New Caledonian". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.