Zire language

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Nerë, sîchë
Region New Caledonia
Ethnicity 19 (2009 census)[1]
Extinct 1990s[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sih
Glottolog zire1240[2]

Zire (Sîshëë), also known as Nerë, is a nearly extinct Oceanic language of New Caledonia. Speakers 4 (extinct since April 2006). Sometimes considered a dialect of Ajië


  1. ^ a b Zire at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zire". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.