Lauan

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A language of Fiji

Alternate Names
Lau
Population

16,000 (Geraghty and Pawley 1981).

Location

Lau island group of Lakeba, Lau, and Nayau; Yagasa Cluster of Kabara, Komo, Moce, Namuka, Ogea, Oneata, and Vulaga; Vatoa island, outlier southeast.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lau, Vanua Balavu. Middle East Fijian dialect chain; a subgroup of dialects. Similarities to Bau Fijian; may be inherently intelligible with it.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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