[tkl] 1,410 in Tokelau (1987). Population total all countries: 3,540. Status: 5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity, only absent from the highest government domains. Alternate Names: Tokelau Dialects: Dialect differences among the 3 atolls. Intelligible with Tuvaluan [tvl]. Reportedly similar to Samoan [smo]. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, Samoic-Outlier, Tokelauan Comments: Christian, traditional religion.