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Austral

A language of French Polynesia

ISO 639-3aut

Population  8,000 (1987).
Region  Austral (Tubuai) Islands.
Language map  French Polynesia
Alternate names   Tubuai-Rurutu
Dialects  Raivavae, Rimatara, Rurutu, Tubuai.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, East, Central, Tahitic
Language use  May be shifting to Tahitian [tah]. Possibly less bilingual on Raivavae.
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