Mangareva language

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Native to French Polynesia
Region Gambier Islands, Mangareva Island
Ethnicity 1,340 (2011 census?)[1]
Native speakers
600 (2011 census)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mrv
Glottolog mang1401[3]

Mangareva (or Mangarevan) is a Polynesian language spoken in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia by about 600 people on the islands of Gambier and Mangareva. Speakers also have some bilingualism in Tahitian, in which there is a 60% lexical similarity, and usually with French, as well. It is a member of the Marquesic subgroup, and as such is closely related to Hawaiian and Marquesan.


A, E, G, H, I, K, M, N, O, P, R, T, U, V[4].


  1. ^ Mangareva language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Mangareva at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mangareva". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ A dictionary of Mangareva, E. Tregear, 1899


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