Austral language

Native to French Polynesia
Region Austral Islands
Ethnicity 8,000 (1987)[1]
Native speakers
3,000 (2007 census)[2]
L2 speakers: 2,000 (no date)[3]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aut
Glottolog aust1304[4]

Austral (Reo Tuha’a pae) is a Polynesian language spoken by about 5,000 people on the Austral Islands of French Polynesia. It is being supplanted by Tahitian.



  1. Austral at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. Austral at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Austral at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  4. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Austral". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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