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  Tuvaluan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tuvaluan is a Nuclear Polynesian language of the Ellicean group spoken in Tuvalu.
Tuvaluan is divided into two main dialects; Northern and Southern Tuvaluan.
Niko Besnier, 2000, Tuvaluan: a Polynesian language of the Central Pacific, Routledge
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tuvaluan_language   (121 words)

 Tuvalu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tuvaluans are a Polynesian people who are estimated to have settled the islands around 2,000 years ago.
The Tuvaluan language is spoken by virtually everyone, while Gilbertese is spoken by some people on Nui.
Tuvaluans are worried about the submerging of the islands and a growing number have left the island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tuvalu   (1472 words)

 Facts about topic: (Tuvalu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
About 1,000 Tuvaluans work in Nauru (A small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia west of the Gilbert Islands) in the phosphate (A salt of phosphoric acid) mining (The act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth) industry.
About 97% of the Tuvaluans are members of the Church of Tuvalu, a Protestant (An adherent of Protestantism) Christian (A religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination) church.
The Tuvaluan language (additional info and facts about Tuvaluan language) is spoken by virtually everyone, while I-Kiribati (additional info and facts about I-Kiribati) is spoken by some people on Nui.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/tu/tuvalu.htm   (1858 words)

 Encyclopedia: Kinyarwanda language
Kinyarwanda is the chief spoken language in Rwanda.
The Benue-Congo group of languages constitutes the largest branch of the Niger_Congo language family, both in terms of sheer number of languages, of which 938 are known (not counting mere dialects), and in terms of speakers, numbering perhaps 550 million.
In the classification of African languages, Narrow Bantu is a term commonly used to designate the branch of Niger-Congo containing the numerous Bantu languages as recognized by Guthrie (1948) in his seminal classification of the Bantu languages.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kinyarwanda-language   (835 words)

 Encyclopedia: Tuvaluan language
The Polynesian languages are a group of related languages spoken in the region known as Polynesia.
The Micronesian language Ikiribati (Gilbertese) is spoken on the Tuvaluan atoll of Nui (Stanley 1989:422 and 424).
A vocabulary of the Nanuma dialect of the language of the Ellice Islands
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tuvaluan-language   (223 words)

 Tuvaluan : A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific (Descriptive Grammars): 紀伊國屋書店BookWeb
Tuvaluan is a Polynesian language spoken by the 9000 inhabitants of the nine atolls of Tuvalu in the Central Pacific, as well as small and growing Tuvaluan communities in Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia.
This grammar is the first detailed description of the structure of Tuvaluan, one of the least well-documented languages of Polynesia.
While the language shares features commonly found amongst Polynesian languages, it exhibits a number of divergent features of interest to scholars of Pacific languages, comparative linguistics, language typology, and language universals.
bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp /guest/cgi-bin/booksea.cgi?ISBN=0415024560   (161 words)

 Language - Statistics New Zealand
In 2001, 72 percent of Tuvaluan people (with a language) were able to hold an everyday conversation in Tuvaluan.
Seventy-nine percent of the overseas-born Tuvaluan population (with a language) were able to speak Tuvaluan – a higher proportion than among the New Zealand-born Tuvaluan population (48 percent of those with a language).
English was the most widely spoken language among the Tuvaluan population, with 87 percent of Tuvaluan people able to hold an everyday conversation in English in 2001.
www.stats.govt.nz /analytical-reports/pacific-profiles/tuvaluan/language.htm   (123 words)

 Tuvaluan language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Tuvaluan language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Tuvaluan language contains research on
Tuvaluan language, Grammar, Dialects, External link, References, Languages of Tuvalu, Polynesian languages and Austronesian languages.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Tuvaluan_language   (140 words)

 The Head Heeb: June 2005 Archives
As evidence, he points to the fact that the language of Turkish historical revisionism, unlike that of neo-Nazi revisionism, "isn't one that denies the humanity of the Armenians and their sufferings, by and large...
The perennial proposal to repopulate Niue with immigrants from Tuvalu is again in the news, with re-elected Niuean premier Young Vivian pledging renewal of talks with the Tuvaluan government.
The trouble is that, the last time Niue sponsored Tuvaluan immigrants, most of them ended up staying the minimum time necessary to qualify for New Zealand citizenship and then moving to Auckland.
headheeb.blogmosis.com /archives/2005_06.html   (13805 words)

 Polynesian Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
POLYNESIAN LANGUAGE "A few words should be added on the peculiar genius and structure of the Polynesian language in general and of the Hawaiian...
A Tahitian and English dictionary, with introductory remarks on the Polynesian language, and a short grammar of the Tahitian dialect with an appendix...
The Malayo-Polynesian languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages.
americansamoamaps.info /info/Polynesian-Language   (329 words)

 Tuvaluan facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Not intelligible with Samoan, which was formerly used as a mission language.
Tuvaluan: a Polynesian language of the Central Pacific (in series: Descriptive Grammar Series).
Te ngangana a te tuvalu: Handbook on the language of the Ellice Islands.
www.ling.su.se /pollinet/facts/tuv.html   (250 words)

 Encyclopedia: List of countries by native names
This List of countries by native names is an alphabetical list of countries of the world with the names in the official native languages, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty.
At one time the death penalty was used in almost every part of the globe; but over the last few decades many countries have abolished it.
Official language Ossetian Capital Tskhinvali President Eduard Djabeevich Kokoity Prime Minister Igor Viktorovich Sanakoyev Area – Total – % water 3,900 km² n/a Population – Total – Density (2004) 70,000 (approx) 18/km² Independence – Declared – Recognition From Georgia – November 28, 1991 – none Currency Russian ruble, Georgian lari Time zone UTC +3 Detailed...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-countries-by-native-names   (3753 words)

 Etymologie, Étymologie, Etymology - NR Nauru - Sprache, Langue, Language
Etymologie, Étymologie, Etymology - NR Nauru - Sprache, Langue, Language
ethnologue — Languages of / Sprachen von Nauru (Pacific)
ethnologue - Nui - Language of NR (E3)(L1) http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=gil
www.wortherkunft.de /~e/n_/nr-sprach.html   (121 words)

 TravelBlog | Languages | Tuvaluan Information
The Language information on TravelBlog will continue to increase, we hope to have more detailed information on Tuvaluan soon.
But in the meantime, the chances are that the 101 Languages of the World software package may include Tuvaluan.
Languages of the World teaches you to use real language, in context, using the widest variety of interactive activities available from any multi-language learning product today.
www.travelblog.org /World/tuvaluan-language.html   (219 words)

Tokelauans are Polynesian, closely related to Tuvaluans, Samoans, and Cook Islanders.
The sprinkling of European surnames is the legacy of the whalers and beachcombers who visited in the late 19th century; their subsequent intermarriage has led to today's Tokelauans being described as 'an improbably bizarre genetic mixture'.
Tokelauan is a Polynesian language, closely related to Tuvaluan and Samoan.
groups.msn.com /polyhut/tokelau.msnw   (400 words)

 Tuvaluan: A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific - Niko Besnier - Mobipocket eBook
Tuvaluan: A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific
Tuvaluan: A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific Summary:
Tuvaluan explores the syntax, morphology, and phonology of the language, as well as selected features of the lexicon.
www.ebookmall.com /ebook/96504-ebook.htm   (706 words)

 Tuvalu Language
It does not pretend to be exhaustive, but anyone who assimilates its contents should find himself in a position to pursue his further studies with ease and fluency.
The Ellice language does not possess a verb corresponding to the verb "to be." No verb is
In the Ellice language there are no relative pronouns.
www.tuvaluislands.com /lang-tv.htm   (3668 words)

 Languages by Countries
David Gloss, valedictorian of the class of 2001 at Valley Forge Military Academy, works with new students from foreign countries at the school's English Language Institute in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Karl learns language of life on Iraq patrol; Colin Freeman spoke to one member of the Territorial Army from Birmingham about life on patrol in Baghdad and his other job teaching English as a foreign language in Italy.
Learning the language: Cultures converge: DeKalb summer camp makes learning English fun for: students from other countries.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0855611.html   (1211 words)

 Etymologie, Étymologie, Etymology - FJ Fidschi-Inseln, Fidji, Fiji - Sprache, Langue, Language
ethnologue - Northeast Vanua Levu - Language of FJ (E3)(L1) http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=fij
ethnologue - Northeast Viti Levu - Language of FJ (E3)(L1) http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=fij
ethnologue - Southeast Viti Levu - Language of FJ (E3)(L1) http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=fij
www.wortherkunft.de /~e/f_/fj-sprach.html   (829 words)

 DEPS: Language & Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ROCKHILL,K 1987 "Gender, Language and the Politics of Literacy" in British Journal of the Sociology of Education vol.
STREET,B 1993 "Culture is a Verb: anthropological aspects of language and cultural process", Language and Culture ed.
VETTER,R. 1991 "Discourses across literacies: personal letter writing in a Tuvaluan context", in Language and Education, vol.
www.kcl.ac.uk /depsta/education/teaching/reading.html   (829 words)

 Religion - Statistics New Zealand
In 2001, 97 percent of Tuvaluan people reported an affiliation with a Christian religion.
In 2001, just 2 percent of Tuvaluan people stated they had no religious affiliation.
Contact the Information Centre online, or phone 0508 525 525 (toll free).
www.stats.govt.nz /analytical-reports/pacific-profiles/tuvaluan/religion.htm   (112 words)

 LINGUIST List 13.2990: Studies in Language, Vol 26 No 3 (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
TOC: Studies in Language, Vol 26 No 3 (2002)
Message 1: Studies in Language, Vol 26 No 3 (2002)
Publisher: John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/ Journal Title: Studies in Language Volume Number: 26 Issue Number: 3 Issue Date: 2002 Main text: Table of Contents This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/13/13-2990.html   (82 words)

 Tuvaluan - Wiktionary
A person from Tuvalu or of Tuvaluan descent.
Of, from, or pertaining to Tuvalu, the Tuvaluan people or the Tuvaluan language.
This page was last modified 12:44, 6 July 2005.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Tuvaluan   (56 words)

 Scoop: Arts Pasifika Awards honour six Pacific artists
Named in the New Zealand Listener as one of New Zealand’s finest songwriters, he was playing the ukulele by the time he was six and the guitar by the age of eight.
In 1994, inspired by the music and stories of Polynesia, he began writing in the Tokelauan language and formed the band Te Vaka.
“Although I speak English, Samoan and Tuvaluan as well, I was brought up in a Tokelauan community and this is the most comfortable language for my songwriting,” says Foa’i, who arrived in New Zealand in 1965 at the age of nine.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/CU0511/S00018.htm   (2303 words)

 Tuvaluan, Compare Book Prices & Find Cheap New, Used Books
Tuvaluan, Compare Book Prices & Find Cheap New, Used Books
Ttou tauloto te ggana tuuvalu =: A course in the Tuvaluan language
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www.bookfinder4u.co.uk /book_search/Tuvaluan.html   (84 words)

 IngentaConnect Table Of Contents: Studies in Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Author: Edmondson J.A. Review of “Tuvaluan: A Polynesian language of the Central Pacific” by Niko Besnier
Author: Lichtenberk F. Review of “Language and Gesture” by David McNeil (ed.)
Author: van Gelderen E. Book notice: “Language Death” by David Crystal
www.ingentaconnect.com /content/jbp/sl/2002/00000026/00000003   (194 words)

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