Javanese, New Caledonian

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A language of New Caledonia

Population

Ethnic population: 4,000.

Location

Nouméa.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Mainly adults.

Other Comments

Migrant workers who came primarily between 1900 and 1938. Since World War II migration continued in both directions by individuals and families. The language is influenced by French, in contrast to Javanese [jav] of Indonesia, which is influenced by Indonesian [ind]. Muslim (Sunni).