Tokelauan language

Tokelauan
Native toTokelau
Native speakers
3,300 total, with 1400 in Tokelau (2017)
Austronesian
Official status
Official language in
Tokelau
Language codes
tkl
ISO 639-3tkl

Tokelauan is a Polynesian language. It is closely related to Tuvaluan. People who speak Tokelauan and people who speak Tuvaluan can understand each other.

Tokelauan is spoken in Tokelau, American Samoa, and by Tokelauan people in New Zealand.. It is one of the official languages of Tokelau (the other is English).

Tokelauan is written in the Roman alphabet, using 15 letters: a, e, i, o, u, f, g, k, l, m, n, p, h, t, and v.

Phrases

Tokelauan English
Fanatu au là? Shall I come too?
Ko toku nena e i Nukunonu. My grandmother lives in Nukunonu.
Malo ni, ea mai koe? Hello, how are you?
E hēai ni vakalele i Tokelau. There are no aeroplanes in Tokelau.
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Tokelauaans
العربية: لغة توكلوية
беларуская: Такелау (мова)
català: Tokelauà
Esperanto: Tokelaa lingvo
français: Tokelau (langue)
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Tokelau
македонски: Токелајски јазик
Nederlands: Tokelaus
日本語: トケラウ語
Piemontèis: Lenga Tokelauan
Gagana Samoa: Gagana To'elau
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Tokelau jezik
svenska: Tokelauanska
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Tokelau
中文: 托克劳语