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Tuvaluan
Te Ggana Tuuvalu (southern dialects)
Te Gagana Tuuvalu (northern dialects)
Native toTuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand
Native speakers10,670 in Tuvalu. 13,051 total.  (date missing)
Language family
Austronesian
Official status
Official language inTuvalu
Language codes
ISO 639-2tvl
ISO 639-3tvl

Tuvaluan is an Austronesian language spoken in Tuvalu. It is closely related to Tokelauan language. Tuvaluan has over 11 000 speakers. The language is divided into two main dialects.