Futunan language

Faka futuna
Region Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna and New Caledonia
Native speakers
(6,600 cited 1986–1987)[1]
3,600 in Wallis and Futuna (2011)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 fud
Glottolog east2447[2]

Futunan or Futunian is the Polynesian language spoken on Futuna (and Alofi). The term East-Futunan is also used to distinguish it from the related West Futunan (Futuna-Aniwan) spoken on the outlier islands of Futuna and Aniwa in Vanuatu.

Ca. 1987, Fakafutuna was spoken by 3,600 on Futuna, as well as by some of the 3,000 migrant workers in New Caledonia.[1]


  1. 1 2 Futunan at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "East Futuna". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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