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[eng] 200 in Samoa (2004). L2 users: 93,000 in Samoa (Crystal 2003a). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1960, Constitution, Article 54). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Samoan
[smo] 199,000 in Samoa (1999). Total users in all countries: 430,677. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1960, Constitution, Article 54). Alternate Names: Gagana Samoa. Dialects: No significant dialect variation, but important register-based distinctions in phonology. Lexical similarity: 70% with Wallisian [wls], 67% with Rarotongan [rar], 66% with 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, Nuclear, Samoic-Outlier, Samoan. Comments: Christian.

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