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A language of New Caledonia

Alternate Names
Dialectes de l’Extreme Sud, Duauru, Kapone, Kunie, Kwenyii, Naa Numee, Naa-Wee, Ouen, Touaouru, Truaru, Tuauru, Uen, Wen, Xere
Population

2,180 (2009 census).

Location

South Province, Isle Ouen (Ouen); Isle of Pines (Kwenyii). Numee dialect: Yate, Touaouru, and Goro on south end of main island.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kwenyii (Kunie), Numee (Touaouru), Ouen.

Typology

Tonal.

Language Use

Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Distinct from Nume [tgs] of Vanuatu. Some regard Kwenyii (Isle of Pines) a distinct language, probably more on sociolinguistic than purely linguistic grounds. Christian.