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Tuvaluan speaking countries

Tuvaluan is the official language in Tuvalu and is spoken in 3 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

With a share of around 93%, it is most widespread in Tuvalu. A total of about 12,564.1 people worldwide speak Tuvaluan as their mother tongue.


CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
TuvaluPolynesiayes92.5 %11,000
NauruMicronesiano8.5 %1000
KiribatiMicronesiano0.5 %600
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 maybe not listed here.