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Haveke language

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Native toVoh, New Caledonia
Native speakers
450 (from 2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
hvk – Haveke
bwa – Bwatoo
Glottologhave1241  Haveke
bwat1240  Bwatoo
the Voh-Koné dialects are classified as Definitely Endangered by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

Haveke (also known as Aveke or 'Aveke[3]) is a Kanak language of New Caledonia, in the commune of Voh. Bwatoo dialect is distinct.[4]

The language is considered endangered with 300 native speakers worldwide reported in 1982. That number gets lower due to the expansion of French in New Caledonia. There are virtually no children speakers of Havake.[5][4]


  1. ^ Haveke at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Bwatoo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Endangered Languages Project data for Bwatoo.
  3. ^ "ScriptSource - Haveke". scriptsource.org. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  4. ^ a b Rivierre, Jean-Claude; Ehrhart, Sabine; Diela, Raymond (2006). Le bwatoo et les dialectes de la région de Koné (Nouvelle-Calédonie) (in French). Peeters. ISBN 978-90-429-1791-0.
  5. ^ "Did you know Haveke is endangered?". Endangered Languages. Retrieved 2022-09-10.

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