1,000 (2016 R. Weber). Ethnic population: 5,000 (Kieviet 2016). Approximately 3,600 on Easter Island.
Valparaíso region: Easter Island, 3,800 km from Chile, 4,000 km from Tahiti.
6b (Threatened). Recognized language (1993, (Indigenous Peoples) Law No. 19.253).
Was vigorous, but now declining. Young generation losing interest in the language. Revival efforts are in progress (Wurm 2007). Home, education. Some children and adolescents, many adults. All also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].