[eng] 78 in Niue (2004). L2 users: 2,080 in Niue. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national working language (1974, Constitution, Articles 23 and 71). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English
[niu] 2,030 in Niue (1998). Population total all countries: 7,767. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1974, Niue Constitution Act, Article 23). Alternate Names: Niuean, “Niuefekai” (pej.) Dialects: None known. Reportedly similar to Tongan [ton]. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Tongic Comments: Christian.