Pukapukan language


Pukapukan language

language
name=Pukapukan
region=Pukapuka and Nassau islands, northern Cook Islands; some in Rarotonga; also New Zealand and Australia
speakers=2,030
familycolor=Austronesian
fam2=Malayo-Polynesian
fam3=Central-Eastern
fam4=Eastern
fam5=Oceanic
fam6=Central-Eastern
fam7=Remote Oceanic
fam8=Central Pacific
fam9=East Fijian-Polynesian
fam10=Polynesian
fam11=Nuclear
fam12=Samoic-Outlier
iso2=map|iso3=pkp|notice=nonotice

Pukapukan is the Samoic Polynesian language spoken in the Danger Islands (Pukapuka) of the northwest Cook Islands.

The language had 750 speakers in the early 1990s. [Moseley, Christopher and R. E. Asher ed. "The Atlas of the Worlds Languages" (New York: Routlage, 1994) p. 100]

The name of the language they speak on Pukapuka Island (also known as Danger Island) and Nassau Island is called "wale".

References

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=pkp Pukapuka on Ethnologue]


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