Penrhyn

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A language of Cook Islands

Alternate Names
Mangarongaro, Penrhynese, Tongareva
Population

200 (2011 census).

Location

Northern Cook Islands, Penrhyn Island.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Almost intelligible with Rarotongan [rar].

Language Use

Youngest speakers are young adults. Shifting to Rarotongan [rar] and English [eng]. The language is rapidly disappearing (Wurm 2007).

Writing

Latin script [Latn].