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Languages of Tuvalu

Tuvalu. Formerly Ellice Islands. 10,000. National or official language: Tuvaluan. Literacy rate: 96%. Information mainly from B. Bender and K. Rehg 1991. The number of individual languages listed for Tuvalu is 2. Of those, both are living languages.
Kiribati

[gil] 870 in Tuvalu (1987). Nui, a northern island. Alternate names: Gilbertese, Ikiribati.  Dialects: Nui (Nuian).  Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ikiribati 
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Tuvaluan

[tvl] 10,700 in Tuvalu (1998). Population total all countries: 13,080. Tuvalu, 7 of the 9 inhabited islands. Also in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand. Alternate names: Ellice, Ellicean, Tuvalu.  Dialects: North Tuvaluan (Nanumanga, Nanumea, Niutao), South Tuvaluan (Nukufetau, Vaitupu, Funafuti, Nukulaelae). Not intelligible with Samoan [smo]. Formerly used as mission language. Intelligible with Tokelau [tkl]. Southern dialect is official.  Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, Samoic-Outlier, Ellicean 
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