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Mangareva

A language of French Polynesia

ISO 639-3mrv

Population  1,600 (1987).
Region  Gambier Islands, Mangareva Island, Rikitea settlement.
Language map  French Polynesia
Alternate names   Mangarevan
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 75% with Rarotongan [rar], 73% with Marquesan [mrq], 72% with Tuamotuan [pmt], 50%–68% with Tahitian [tah].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, East, Central, Marquesic
Language use  Some also use Tahitian [tah]; 65% average comprehension of those tested.
Language development  Bible portions: 1908.
Comments  Agriculturalists: breadfruit, coconut, banana, plantain, sugarcane, taro, sweet potato, yams, arrowroot, turmeric, pandanus; fishermen. Traditional religion.
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