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[eng] L2 users: 800 in Tuvalu (Crystal 2003). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English

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Kiribati
[gil] Nui, a northern island. 870 in Tuvalu (1987). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Gilbertese, Ikiribati Dialects: Nui (Nuian). Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ikiribati Comments: Christian.

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Tuvaluan
[tvl] Tuvalu, 7 of the 9 inhabited islands. 10,700 in Tuvalu (1998). Population total all countries: 13,080. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto language of national identity, possible use in local courts, councils. Alternate Names: Ellice, Ellicean, Tuvalu Dialects: North Tuvaluan (Nanumanga, Nanumea, Niutao), South Tuvaluan (Funafuti, Nukufetau, Nukulaelae, Vaitupu). Not intelligible with Samoan [smo]. Formerly used as mission language. Intelligible of Tokelau [tkl]. Southern dialect is official. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, Samoic-Outlier, Ellicean Comments: Christian.

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