Penrhyn language

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Penrhyn
Mangarongaro, Penrhynese, Tongareva
Native to Cook Islands
Region Penrhyn Island, Northern Cook Islands
Native speakers
200  (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pnh
Glottolog penr1237[2]

The Penrhyn language is a Polynesian language spoken by about 200 people on Penrhyn Island and other islands in Northern Cook Islands.[3] It is considered to be an endangered language as many of its users are shifting to Rarotongan and English.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penrhyn at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Penrhyn". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "Penrhyn". Ethnologue. Retrieved 7 March 2013.