Tahitian language

language of French Polynesia without official language status

Tahitian (reo Tahiti) is a Polynesian language indigenous to Tahiti. It and French are the official languages of French Polynesia. It is most closely related to Māori, Hawaiian, Cook Islands Māori, Rapa Nui and other French Polynesian languages.

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The Tahitian alphabet has thirteen letters; four vowels (A, E, I, O and U), eight consonants (F, H, M, N, P, R, T and V) and the glottal stop, called the ’eta. Tahitian also uses macrons to represent long vowels (Ā, Ē, Ī, Ō and Ū).

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