Gilbertese language

language from the Austronesian family

The Gilbertese language is an Austronesian language spoken in Kiribati, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Taetae ni Kiribati
Native toKiribati
Native speakers
(120,000 cited 1988–2010)[1]
Latin script (Kiribati alphabet)
Official status
Official language in
Regulated byKiribati Language Board
Language codes
ISO 639-2gil
ISO 639-3gil
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  1. Gilbertese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gilbertese". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.