L1 users: 103,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 118,401.
1 (National). De facto national language.
Banaban. North-south dialect Division. In Tuvalu, Nui inherently intelligible with Kiribati, but has vocabulary and pronunciation differences. Lexical similarity: 26% with Pohnapeian [pon].
Vigorous. Also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn].