Self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand
18,000 (2014 UNSD)
15 islands including the northern islands of Pukapuka, Nassau, Manihiki, Rakahanga, Penrhyn (Tongareva), and Palmerston
Besnier 1992, Wurm 2007, Wurm and Hattori 1981
The number of individual languages listed for Cook Islands is 5. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are indigenous and 1 is non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional and 4 are in trouble.