Paicî

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A language of New Caledonia

Alternate Names
Ci, Paaci, Pati, Ponerihouen
Population

7,250 (2009 census), increasing.

Location

North Province, east coast, Poindimié and Ponérihouen; west coast, Koné, Poya, and inland valleys.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Minor lexical and phonetic variation between East and West Coast, and on the East between Poindimié and Ponérihouen regions.

Typology

VOS; tonal.

Language Use

Vigorous. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught a few hours a week in public primary schools. Taught at secondary and junior college levels. Poetry. Dictionary. NT: 2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.