Picture Languages

Tuvaluan speaking countries

Tuvaluan is one out of two official languages in Tuvalu and is spoken in 3 other countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 93 percent is in Tuvalu. A total of about 12,209.0 people worldwide speak Tuvaluan as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
TuvaluPolynesiayes92.5 %10,000
NauruMicronesiano8.5 %1,000
KiribatiMicronesiano0.5 %700
TokelauPolynesiano8.4 %200

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Tuvaluan as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.