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Western Fijian language information


Western Fijian
Native toFiji
Regionwestern half of Viti Levu, Yasawa Islands and Mamanuca Islands
Native speakers
(57,000 cited 1977)[1]
Language family
Austronesian
  • Malayo-Polynesian(MP)
    • Oceanic
      • Central Pacific
        • West Fijian – Rotuman
          • West Fijian
            • Western Fijian
Language codes
ISO 639-3wyy
Glottologwest2519

Western Fijian, also known as Wayan[2]: 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.[citation needed]

  1. ^ Western Fijian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference Blust was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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