Tokelauan is a Polynesian language with about 1,600 speakers in Tokelau, a territory of New Zealand to the north of Samoa and east of Tuvalu consisting of three coral atolls: Atafu, Fakaofo and Nukunonu. There are also about 3,000 speakers of Tokelau in New Zealand, and a few more in the Swains Islands near American Samoa.
Tokelauan is used mainly as an oral language and there is little written material in the language, although there is a Tokelauan translation of the New Testament.
Tokelauan and Tuvaluan and more or less mutually intelligible, and Tokelauan is also closely related to Samoan and the Niuafo'ou language of Tonga.
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