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Polynesian languages

Polynesian languages

This map shows the different languages within the Polynesian triangle, bounded by Hawaii, Easter Island and New Zealand. The triangle contains 16 languages of the Polynesian subgroup. Another 14 Polynesian languages are spoken outside the triangle.  

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Source: K. R. Howe, ed., Vaka moana: voyages of the ancestors: the discovery and settlement of the Pacific. Auckland: David Bateman; Auckland Museum, 2006

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Janet Holmes, 'Linguistics - Linguistics in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Janet Holmes, published 22 Oct 2014