Lauan language

This article is about a language spoken in Fiji. For a language spoken in Solomon Islands, see Lau language (Malaita).
Native to Fiji
Region Lau, Nayau, Lakeba, Oneata, Moce, Komo, Namuka, Kabara, Vulaga, Ogea, Vatoa islands
Native speakers
(16,000 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 llx
Glottolog laua1243[2]

Lauan is an East Fijian language spoken by about 16,000 people on a number of islands of eastern Fiji.


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

External links

Lauan language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator

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