Futunic languages


Futunic languages

Infobox Language family
name=Futunic languages
region=Polynesian outliers in Melanesia
familycolor=Austronesian
fam2=Malayo-Polynesian (MP)
fam3=Central Eastern MP
fam4=Eastern MP
fam5=Oceanic
fam6=Central-Eastern Oceanic
fam7=Remote Oceanic
fam8=Central Pacific
fam9=East Fijian-Polynesian
fam10=Polynesian
fam11=Nuclear Polynesian
fam12=Samoic
child1=Anuta
child2=East Futunan
child3=West Futunan
child4=Emae
child5=Rennell
child6=Mele-Fila
child7=Pileni
child8=Tikopia
child9=West Uvean

The Futunic languages are principally the languages of the Polynesian outliers of southeast Melanesia. They are related to all of the other Polynesian languages. The name comes from the islands of Futuna (East and West), which are both included in the family. East Futunan is the only language in the group which is not considered an outlier, but in geographical Polynesia. The languages of the Polynesian outliers in the northern Solomons, Papua New Guinea, and Micronesia are in the Ellicean language group, a sister group to the Futunic languages.

Languages

*Anuta (Anuta in the Solomon Islands)
*East Futunan (Futuna in Wallis and Futuna)
*West Futunan or Futuna-Aniwa (Futuna and Aniwa in Vanuatu)
*Emae (Emae in Vanuatu)
*Rennell (Rennell in the Solomon Islands)
*Mele-Fila (Mele, southern Éfaté island in Vanuatu)
*Pileni (Pileni in the Solomon Islands)
*Tikopia (Tikopia in the Solomon Islands)
*West Uvean (Western Uvea, New Caledonia)

External links

* [http://www.ling.su.se/pollinet/facts/tree.html Family tree of Polynesian languages, including bibliographies]


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