Language of the Day for 13 July 2013

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Tuamotuan [pmt]

A language of
French Polynesia
Population
4,000 (2007 census). Ethnic population: 15,600 (In Tuamotu islands; many also on Tahiti).
Status
7 (Shifting). Statutory language of national identity (2004, Organic Law, No. 2004-192, Article 57).
Language Use
Many shifting to Tahitian [tah]. Dialect variations disappearing with more use of Tahitian [tah]. Possibly less proficient in Tahitian on Napuka and Reao.
Language Development
Poetry. Dictionary. Bible portions: 2008–2011.