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Futuna, East

A language of Wallis and Futuna

ISO 639-3fud

Population  3,600 in Wallis and Futuna (1987). Population total all countries: 6,600.
Region  Futuna Island. Also in New Caledonia.
Alternate names   Futunian
Dialects  Not intelligible with Wallisian [wls] (East Uvean).
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, Samoic-Outlier, Futunic
Language use  Also use French.
Language development  Dictionary. Bible: 2000.
Comments  Agriculturalists: coconut, taro, breadfruit, yams, sweet potato, sugarcane, banana, arrowroot; animal husbandry: pigs, chickens; fishermen. Christian, traditional religion.

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New Caledonia

Language name   Futuna, East
Population  3,000 in New Caledonia (1986).
Alternate names  Futunian
Language use  Also use French.
Comments  Different from Futuna-Aniwa [fut] (West Futuna) in Vanuatu. Migrant workers.
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