Nyelâyu

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A language of New Caledonia

Alternate Names
Nielaiou, Nielaiu, Nyalayu, Puma, Yalasu, Yalayu
Population

L1 users: 1,960 (2009 census).

Location

Nord province: Belep island; mainland at Arama, balade, and Tiari.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Belep, Arama, Tiari-Balade.

Language Use

Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught a few hours a month at a private junior high at Pouébo. Dictionary. Texts.
Other Comments

Christian.

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