Austral language

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Native to French Polynesia
Region Austral Islands
Ethnicity 8,000 (1987)[1]
Native speakers
3,000 (2007 census)[2]
L2 speakers: 2,000 (no date)[3]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aut
Glottolog aust1304[4]

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. ^ Austral at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Austral at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Austral at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Austral". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.