North Marquesan (Te èo ènana)

North Marquesan is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken in the Marquesas Islands (Te Henua ènana) in French Polynesia by about 5,390 people. In particular it is spoken on the islands of Eiao, Hatutu, Matu One, Motuiti, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka and Ua Pou. Each island has its own local variety of the language. The dialect of Ua Huka combines elements from North Marquesan and South Marquesan.

North Marquesan is closely related to South Marquesan, which is spoken in the southern Marquesas Islands, and quite closely related to Mangareva, Rarotonga and Hawaiian.

North Marquesan is taught in primary schools and used on the radio. It is written with the Latin alphabet.

North Marquesan alphabet and pronunciation

North Marquesan alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Marquesan languages (Excel)

Notes

Sample text

Oi pepeùìa tēnei tohua niutavavā, u makimaki oko au e hakaìte atu i te hakatu tumu o to ù kaitutoìa ma ùka he èo ènana. Ma mua o au, u tihe mai tini tini hāoè i te Henua ènana ; u haamākaka tītahi i te henua me te ènana me te èo ; ua hee atu te nuiìa o âtou. Tahipito à, u tihe mai âtou me te koekoe matavaièi, me te koekoe haapāpaku. E aha à to âtou hīa tumu no te noho i te Henua ènana, ua noho âtou i èià me te haahei ia âtou iho i te tau haaènana me te pakaihi atu.

Source: http://www.te-eo.com/index.php/eo-enana/tau-tukuia-maakau-na-u-ta-u

Sample videos in North Marquesan

Information about North Marquesan | Numbers

Links

Information about North Marquesan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquesan_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mrq
http://www.te-eo.com/index.php/cours-menu/cours-page
https://ilesmarquises.weebly.com/langue.html
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k4150716.texteImage

L'Académie marquisienne / Haè tuhuka èo ènana
http://www.academiemarquisienne.comh

Polynesian languages

Anutan, Austral, Emae, Futuna-Aniwa, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Mangareva, Maori, Marquesan (North), Marquesan (South), Mele-Fila, Moriori, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nukuoro, Nukuria, Ontong Java, Penrhyn, Pukapukan, Rakahanga-Manihiki, Rapa, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Takuu, Tikopia, Tokelauan, Tongan, Tuvaluan, Vaeakau-Taumako, Wallisian

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created 09.08.22. Last modified: 03.09.22

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