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Fijian is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken by approximately 46% of the population of the Fiji Islands. Alternative names include Fiji, Standard Fijian, Eastern Fijian, Nadroga and Nadronga.
Gilbertese, also known as Kiribati or Ikiribati, is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken by approximately 97% of the population of the Republic of Kiribati. It is also spoken in some parts of Fiji, Nauru, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
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'Olelo Hawai'i or the Hawaiian language is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family with approximately 1000 mother-tongue speakers and 8000 people who can speak and understand it. It is the sole native language of the Hawaiian islands and the legal equivalent of English in the State of Hawai`i. The links contained here will provide you with information about the language and pointers to Hawaiian materials for those who speak the language.
Māori, also known as New Zealand Māori, is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken fluently by as many as 70,000 people and understood by a further 100,000.
Marquesan is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken in the Marquesas Islands by approximately 3400 people. Note that Northern and Southern Marquesan are closely related but normally categorized as separate languages.
Marshallese, also known as Ebon, is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken by approximately 44000 people. Speakers are principally concentrated in the Marshall Islands with a smaller population based on the island of Nauru.
Moriori is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family. Until the last century it was spoken by the Moriori people of the Chathams Islands 400 kilometers off the coast of New Zealand. It is now believed to be extinct. The links contained here will provide you with information about the language and pointers to Moriori materials for those studying the language.
Please only submit Web pages specific to the Motu language. Web pages specific to Police Motu should be submitted to Science/Social_Sciences/Language_and_Linguistics/Natural_Languages/Pidgins_and_Creoles.
Motu is a language that is spoken near the south coast of Papua New Guinea, in the vicinity of Port Moresby. Police Motu is a pidginized version of Motu that was once used for colonial administration and intergroup communication in British New Guinea.
Please only submit Web pages specific to Nauruan.
This is the language of the island of Nauru.
Niuean, also known as Niue and `Niuefekai, is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken by 97.4% of the population of Niue as well as significant populations in the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Tonga.
Rapanui is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family. In its modern form, much of the original language has been supplanted by Tahitian. Alternative names for Rapanui include Easter Island and Pascuense. Ancient Rapanui had an ideographic written form called Rongorongo.
Samoan is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken by 93% of the people of Samoa with smaller populations in American Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga and the United States.
Tahitian is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken in French Polynesia as well as New Caledonia, New Zealand and Vanuatu.
Tongan, also known as Tonga, is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken by approximately 98% of the people of Tonga with smaller but significant populations in American Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, the United States and Vanuatu. The language is closely related to Niuean.
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