Austral language

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Native to French Polynesia
Region Austral Islands
Ethnicity 8,000 (1987)[1]
Native speakers
3,000 (2007 census)[1]
L2 speakers: 2,000 (no date)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aut
Glottolog aust1304[3]

Austral (Reo Tuha’a pae) is a Polynesian language spoken by about 5,000 people on the Austral Islands of French Polynesia. It is being supplanted by Tahitian.



  1. ^ a b Austral at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Austral at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Austral". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.