Ajië

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A language of New Caledonia

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

5,360 (2009 census), increasing.

Location

Nord and Sud provinces: Houaïlou east coast, 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.

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