western half of Viti Levu, Yasawa Islands and Mamanuca Islands
(57,000 cited 1977)
West Fijian – Rotuman
Western Fijian, also known as Wayan: 212 is an Oceanic language spoken in Fiji by about 57,000 people.
It is distinct from Eastern Fijian (also known as Bauan or Standard Fijian), though it is not taught in schools. Colonial linguists considered Eastern Fijian to be superior, and thus marginalized Western Fijian.
^Western Fijian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
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