ISO 639-3: gil
||58,300 in Kiribati (1987). Population total all countries: 71,550.
||Also in Fiji, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu.
||Gilbertese, I-Kiribati, Ikiribati
||Banaban. North-south dialect Division. In Tuvalu, Nui inherently intelligible with Kiribati, but has vocabulary and pronunciation differences. Lexical similarity: 26% with Pohnapeian [pon].
||Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ikiribati
||National language. Vigorous. Some also use English.
||Most are literate in Kiribati, but little material is available. Dictionary. Bible: 1893–1954.
||Language and speakers called ‘I-Kiribati’. VOS. Fishermen; sailors; agriculturalists; copra production. Christian.
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