Hmwaveke

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A language of New Caledonia

Alternate Names
Ceta, Faa Ceta, ’Moaveke
Population

200 (2009), decreasing. Estimated population based on census. 2009 census figures for all 6 Voh-Koné languages: 1,203.

Location

West coast, Voh and Tiéta.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Regarded as a dialect of Voh-Koné (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Language Use

Endangered (2000 D. Tryon). Under pressure from Paicî [pri] and French [fra] (2007). Almost no children (2007).

Language Development
Bible portions: 1990.
Other Comments

Christian.