|Native to||French Polynesia|
|Region||the Tuamotus, Tahiti|
|Native speakers||4,000 (2007 census)|
The Tuamotuan language or Paumotuan (Paumotuan: Re‘o Pa‘umotu or Reko Pa‘umotu) is a Tahitic language spoken by about 6700 people in the Tuamotu Islands with an additional 2000 speakers in Tahiti. It has seven dialects or linguistic areas covering Parata, Vahitu, Maraga, Fagatau, Tapuhoe, Napuka and Mihiro.
- Edward Tregear (1895). A Paumotuan dictionary with Polynesian comparatives. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited (2010 edition: General Books, Wellington, New Zealand (and Nabu Press). p. 118. ISBN 1-245-00811-0. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- Tuamotuan reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- The glottal stop ‘ is more or less strongly pronounced in a series of words, according to the dialects
- Carine Chamfrault (26 December 2008). "L’académie pa‘umotu, "reconnaissance d’un peuple"" [The Pa‘umotu Academy , “recognition of a people”]. La Dépêche de Tahiti. Retrieved 4 November 2010. (French)
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