New Caledonia

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New Caledonia
A country in Pacific
The number of individual languages listed for New Caledonia is 39. Of these, 38 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 34 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 3 are developing, 1 is vigorous, 24 are in trouble, and 8 are dying.
Sovereignty Comment
A sui generis overseas collectivity of France
Population Full

278,000 (2017 World Factbook)

General Remarks
The collectivity consists of the large island of New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands (Îles Loyauté), and some smaller islands; the Loyalty Islands include Lifou, Maré, Ouvéa, Tiga, and some nearby islets
Principal Languages
French
Literacy Rate
99% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (500), Tahitian (5,000), Vietnamese (2,360)
General References
Geraghty 1988, Schooling 1990, Tryon 1995, Wurm 2000, Wurm 2007, Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for New Caledonia is 39. Of these, 38 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 34 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 3 are developing, 1 is vigorous, 24 are in trouble, and 8 are dying.
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