Ajië

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A language of New Caledonia

Alternate Names
A’jie, Anjie, Houailou, Wai, Wailu
Population

5,360 (2009 census), increasing.

Location

North and South provinces, east coast, Houaïlou and Monéo to Kouaoua and inland valleys.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Vigorous. Use as regional and church language decreasing with greater use of French [fra]. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Arhâ [aqr], Arhö [aok].

Language Development
A few secondary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1922.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.