Iaai

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A language of New Caledonia

Alternate Names
Hwen Iaai, Iai, Yai
Population

4,080 (2009 census). 57% live in greater Nouméa.

Location

Loyalty Islands, Ouvéa.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Typology

VOS; noun classes

Language Use

Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Taught in secondary schools, at one junior high school. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1901.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.