Fagauvea

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A language of New Caledonia

Alternate Names
Faga Uvea, Faga-Uvea, West Uvean
Population

2,220 (2009 census), increasing. 51% live in greater Nouméa.

Location

Loyalty Islands, Ouvea Atoll, north and south.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Related to Wallisian [wls], but 3 centuries of contact with Iaai [iai] have resulted in significant phonological and lexical differences.

Typology

Primarily VSO

Language Development
Poetry. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1903.
Other Comments

Different from East Uvean [wls] on Uvea Island in Wallis Islands. Christian.