Tahitian

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A language of French Polynesia

Autonym
Reo Tahiti
Population

L1 users: 63,000 (2007 census). Total users in all countries: 68,000.

Location

Leeward Islands and Windward Islands; some islands in Tuamotus including the Mihiroa group.

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Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (2004, Organic Law, No. 2004-192, Article 57).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 85% with Rarotongan [rar], 76% with Hawaiian [haw].

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Literature. Periodicals. Radio. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Bible: 1838–1913.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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