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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Maori language (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.columbia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Oceanic languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages, conatining approximately 450 languages.
The Eastern Polynesian languages are a sub-phylum of the Nuclear Polynesian languages.
A minority language is a language spoken by a minority of the population of a country.
www.nationmaster.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/Maori-language   (3245 words)

 Maori Information Center - maori culture
A member of the Tahitic branch maori women and tattoos of the Polynesian maori designs languages, it is most traditional maori food closely related to Tahitian, spoken in Tahiti and the Society Islands, and to Rarotongan, spoken in the southern Cook Islands.
The Māori language effectively ceased to be a living community language in the post war years when there was a period of wholesale maori bone pendant rapid urbanisation of the Māori population.
State funding for teaching of the language ensures that it is maori dictionary maori traditions an option in all state schools and from March 2004 a Māori TV service part broadcast in the language has been funded.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_M_-_O/Maori.html   (1659 words)

 Tahitian language and phrases
The official languages of French Polynesia are French and Tahitian.
These languages, together with Tahitian, are East Polynesian languages and members of the vast Austronesian language family.
Because of the way the Tahitian language is pronounced, it is generally easier for Americans to pronounce Tahitian words than it is for them to pronounce words in French.
www.tahiti-explorer.com /language.html   (514 words)

 Polynesian languages - Mundaneum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Polynesian languages are a group of languages spoken in the region known as Polynesia.
By the time that linguists made their way to the Pacific, at least for the major languages, the Bible was already printed according to the orthographic system developed by the missionaries, and the people had learned to read and write without marking vowel length or the glottal stop.
The glottal stop (not present in all Polynesian languages, but where present it is one of the most common consonants) is indicated by an apostrophe.
en.mundaneum.org /wiki/Polynesian_languages   (1011 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
The closest relatives of Hawaiian are the Tahitic languages Rarotongan, Tuamotuan, Tahitian, and Maori, and the Marquesan languages, all spoken in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.
Banning the language from schools and limiting its use to an extreme degree succeeded in bringing the language to the brink of extinction at the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1978, Hawaiian was again made the official language of the state and renewed interest in the language led to its widespread teaching in elementary and secondary schools as well as in academic institutions in Hawaii and other states.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=86&menu=004   (1004 words)

 Maori language (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.columbia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the last 200 years the Maori language has had a very tumultuous history, going from the position of predominant language of New Zealand until into the 1860s, when it became a minority language in the shadow of the English brought by white settlers, missionaries, gold-seekers and traders.
By the 1980s, Maori leaders began to recognize the dangers of the loss of their language and began to initiate Maori-language recovery programs such as the K&333;hanga Reo movement, which immersed infants in Maori from infancy to school age.
The Maori language belongs to the Austronesian family of languages.
maori-language.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1360 words)

 One official language or more | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The intent was to establish Filipino as the national language of the entire archipelago by the end of the century.
But this language policy was met with resistance by non-Tagalogs who objected to the subordination of their regional languages by a 'national' language based on Tagalog.
Official languages do not necessarily have to reflect demographic order in the country, although it is obviously advantageous for said official languages to be at least spoken by a substantial group.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/8296.htm   (984 words)

 Maori Language Encyclopedia Article @ Interpreted.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While all these Eastern Polynesian languages are very closely related, they are not just dialects of a single language, but languages in their own right: they have been diverging for many centuries, and mutual intelligibility is limited.
The level of competence in the language of those claiming to be Māori speakers is unknown.
Irish, as a minority language in an island nation of 4 million threatened by increasing use of English.
www.interpreted.org /encyclopedia/Maori_language   (2360 words)

 Tagalog language resources
Tagalog (pronunciation: [t?'ga?log]) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines.
It is the largest of the Philippine languages in terms of the number of speakers.
Tagalog, as its standardized counterpart, Filipino, is the principal language of the national media in the Philippines.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Tagalog.html   (1325 words)

 Acidophilus notes | 19:32   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An Eastern Polynesian language, it is closely related to Tahitian and Cook Islands Māori; slightly less closely to Hawaiian and Marquesan; and more distantly to the languages of Western Polynesia, including Samoan, Niuean and Tongan.
The Māori language effectively ceased to be a living community language in the post-World War II years when there was a period of rapid urbanisation of the Māori population.
The language's status has been compared with that of Irish, as a minority language in an island nation of 4 million threatened by increasing use of English.
www.acidophiluseffects.com /notes/?title=Maori_language   (2684 words)

 Family tree - Polynesian languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Reao is here classified as a language, and not as a dialect of Tuamotuan, based on the statement by P.H. Audrian 1919 (Notes sur le dialecte Paumotu) that Reao is incomprehensible to speakers of the Tuamotuan language, and also on my own field experiences of Reao in 1993.
Rapa is here classified as a Tahitic language, and not as an unclassified language within the Central Polynesian subgroup, based on Biggs' 1971 statement that the language spoken on the island of Rapa today is a variant of the Tahitian language.
J.F.G. Stokes 1955, however, claims that another language, clearly distinct from the other Tahitic languages, was earlier spoken on Rapa; and Niko Besnier 1992 classifies Rapa as a Marquesic language.
www.ling.su.se /pollinet/facts/tree.html   (334 words)

 Tahitic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tahitic languages are a group of Eastern Polynesian languages in the Central Eastern branch.
The two most important languages of the group by number of speakers are Tahitian and New Zealand Maori.
Tahitian is the main language of the Society Islands, and is used as a lingua franca throughout much of French Polynesia, while Maori is spoken by a sizable minority in New Zealand where it shares official status with English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tahitic_languages   (190 words)

 UH Press Journals: Oceanic Linguistics, vol. 41, no. 1 (2002)
Age grading of self-reported proficiency in the Pasifika languages indicates the differing degrees to which they are undergoing shift or maintaining their standing.
The East Papuan languages are thought to be the descendants of the lan-guages spoken by the original inhabitants of Island Melanesia, who arrived in the area up to 50,000 years ago.
In particular, we seek to discern similarities between the languages that might call for closer investigation, with a view to establishing genetic relatedness between some or all of the languages.
www.uhpress.hawaii.edu /journals/ol/OL411.html   (1414 words)

 The Tahiti Traveler - a few words in Maohi language
The most widely spoken language remains reo tahiti because of the strong Society islands demography (86% of the population).
It is used as a communication language throughout French Polynesia.
Consequently, from an official point of view, the Tahitian language can be considered only as a regional dialect.
www.thetahititraveler.com /general/soclang.asp   (457 words)

 Te Reo Tahiti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The language program covering the French Pacific at the University of Hawaii at Manoa concentrates on Tahitian, but aims to impart an appreciation for the variety of Polynesian tongues in the territory with courses of limited scope on Marquesan and Tuamotuan.
There are two instructors who share the teaching tasks, one is the linguist-in-charge who focuses on matters of grammatical structure and lexical growth, and the other is a native speaker who has grown up in the culture.
Included here are lists of non-language studies texts and of those devoted to language studies which are useful to both students and persons interested in Tahiti.
www.hawaii.edu /oceanic/tahiti   (466 words)

 Polynesian languages - WikiLeasing.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When a particular language ahows unexpectedly large divergence in vocabulary, this may be the result of a name-avoidance taboo situation - see examples in Tahitian, where this has happened often.Many Polynesian languages have been greatly affected by European colonization.
The words ''rua'' (2) and ''toru'' (3) are still discernible in endings of the dual and plural pronouns, giving the impression that the plural was originally a trial, and that an original plural has disappeared.Polynesian languages have four distinctions i pronouns and possessives: first exclusive, first inclusive, second and third.
This is somewhat of an aanomaly as the apostrophe is most often used to represent letters which have been omitted, while the glottal stop is rather a consonant which is not written.
www.wikileasing.com /2/Polynesian_languages.html   (565 words)

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Languages that belong to a particular subgroup share some characteristics that resulted from a change.
For example, PEP *maitaki ‘good, pleasant’ cannot be found outside of the Eastern Polynesian languages.
Pawley, Andrew (1966) Polynesian languages: A subgrouping based on shared innovations in morphology.
www2.hawaii.edu /~yotsuka/course/345-PNF04.doc   (734 words)

 Tahiti Tours
languages spoken : French, English, Spanish and Japanese
Try the exquise sensation to fly like an astronaut surrounded by the undersea residents.
On the ocean side, the clear water of this unspoiled atoll is the ideal habitat for unique and healthy corals : fire coral, antler coral and flower petal coral to name just a few.
www.tahiti-tours.com /diving/spots.asp?islandid=Ma   (198 words)

 Tahitian - definition of Tahitian by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tahitian - the Oceanic language spoken on Tahiti
Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic - an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
Numbers of children were playing on the beach, and had lighted bonfires which illumined the placid sea and surrounding trees; others, in circles, were singing Tahitian verses.
www.thefreedictionary.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Tahitian   (277 words)

Remember that all of French Polynesia holds only 245.000 souls living on 117 islands, and that half of these people are less than 20 years old.
Also, as reading is not a great Polynesian tradition, it is already a miracle that this French language magazine even exists !
Thus, the only other solution for you to get good news from Tahiti is to learn French.
www.tahiti-pacifique.com /english.html   (792 words)

 FOOL Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The FOOL workshops were initiated in 1993 with the assistance of grants from the NSF and ESPRIT to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss the theoretical foundations of object-oriented languages.
FOOL 12 was co-located with POPL '05, in Long Beach, California on January 17, 2005.
In the more distant past, an unrelated workshop, the Rex School / Workshop on the Foundations of Object-Oriented Languages, was held in Noordwijkerhoot, the Netherlands on May 28 - June 1, 1990.
www.cis.upenn.edu /~bcpierce/FOOL   (364 words)

 Tahiti and Her Islands -:- Tahiti Moons
Visitors will be charmed by the Polynesian and French influences around the islands.
French and Tahitian are the official languages of the islands.
However, English is spoken and understood in tourist areas.
www.tahitimoons.com /tahiti-islands/index.html   (407 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Tahitic languages
The two most important languages of the group, by number of speakers are Tahitian language and New Zealand Maori.
Tahitian is the main language of the Society Islands, and is used as a lingua franca throughout much of French Polynesia, while Maori is spoken by a sizable minority in New Zealand.
Austral (or Tubuaian), spoken in the Austral Islands
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Tahitic_languages   (287 words)

 Samoan language resources
Language (Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language, with English and Samoan vocabulary) [ edit ] Miscellaneous topics American Samoa Communications in Samoa Foreign relations of Samoa List of cities in...
...language S Samoan language Samoic languages Schouten languages South Marquesan language Sundanese language Surigaonon language T Taba language Tagalog language Tahitian language Tahitic languages Tanapag language...
The Samoan or Samoan language is the traditional language of Samoa and American Samoa and is an official language in both political bodies.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Samoan.html   (1061 words)

 tahitian language - French Polynesia Forums, Tahiti Forum, Tahiti Board, Bora Bora Forum, Moorea Forum, Vacation ...
posted 07-10-2003 08:58 AM French is the primary language taught in schools and then Tahitian and English.
The name of the book is FA'ATORO PARAU by Sven Wahlroos, Ph.D. This is a dictionary in American English and Tahitian, It has many examples of using the Tahitian words in their examples..
It covers a lot of languages, but does include Tahitian and is pretty good for someone just trying to get an idea of what the language "feels" like.
www.tahiti-explorer.com /ubb/Forum10/HTML/001522.html   (802 words)

This area of the world is known as the most linguistically complex part of the world.
These two languages are not in the same family.
But because they are in the spoken in the same geographical region, being langauges found in Papua New Guinea, I have collapsed them together under the heading, Papuan languages.
www2.hawaii.edu /~rutter/lingua.html   (399 words)

 Tahitian Vacations -- Come explore Tahiti with Tahitianvacations.com
There are daily non stop flights from Los Angeles to Tahiti.
LANGUAGE: French and Tahitian are the official languages of the islands.
In the tourist areas English is understood and spoken.
www.tahitianvacations.com /about_tahiti/facts.asp   (443 words)

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