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‘Uvean (Faka?uvea) is a Nuclear Polynesian language. It is spoken on ‘Uvea, which is also known as Wallis Island. As a result, ‘Uvean was known as Wallisian during the colonial period.
‘Uvean has been heavily influenced by Tongan. This results from ‘Uvea having been a part of the Tu'i Tongan empire for hundreds of years.
In total, there are about 17,000 ‘Uvean speakers.
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Wallisian Quick Facts
Alternate Names & Spellings: Uvean, East Uvean, Wallisien
Language Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, Samoic-Outlier, East Uvean-Niuafo'ou
Official Language of: Wallis and Futuna Islands
Spoken by Approximately 10,000 people
Also Spoken In: United States