Nyelâyu

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A language of New Caledonia

Alternate Names
Nielaiou, Nielaiu, Nyâlayu, Puma, Yalasu
Population

1,960 (2009 census).

Location

Belep island; Northeast mainland, Arama, Tiari, and Balade.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Arama, Belep, Tiari-Balade.

Language Use

Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught a few hours a month at a private junior high at Pouébo. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Christian.