20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
14,400 reported in 1987: 8,000-9,000 in Tuamotuan Islands, over 2,000 in Tahiti. Numbers likely to be lower today.
- OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
- LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
Widespread bilingualism in Tahitian; many speakers shifting to it
- More on Orthography
No literacy in the language