List of Austronesian regions


List of Austronesian regions

Infobox Language family
name=Austronesian
altname=
region=Maritime Southeast Asia, Oceania, Madagascar, Taiwan
familycolor=Austronesian
family=one of the world's major language families; although links with other families have been proposed, none of these has received mainstream acceptance
child1=Formosan (composed of many branches)
child2=Malayo-Polynesian
iso2=map


Map showing the distribution of Austronesian languages, which lie in the circled area.
Below is a list of countries that are home to Austronesian languages along with the most notable languages in each country. Countries where speakers of Austronesian languages make up of the majority of the population are marked in bold. "Italics" indicate that a particular language has official status.
*Australia
** Christmas Island: Malay
**Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Malay
* Brunei: "Malay"
* Cambodia: Cham
* Chile
** Easter Island: Rapa Nuian
* China
** Hainan: Tsat

* East Timor: "Tetum", Tukudede, Mambae, others
* Federated States of Micronesia: Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Kosrae, Yap
* Fiji: "Fijian"
* France
** French Polynesia: "Tahitian", Tuamotuan, Austral, Marquesan
** New Caledonia: Drehu, Paici, Ajië
** Wallis and Futuna: Wallisian, Futunan
* Indonesia: "Indonesian", "Malay", Javanese, Sundanese, many others
* Kiribati: "Kiribati"
* Madagascar: "Malagasy"
* Marshall Islands: "Marshallese"
* Malaysia: "Malay", many others
* Myanmar: Moken
* Nauru: "Nauruan"
*
** Cook Islands: "Cook Islands Maori", Pukapukan, Penrhyn
** Niue: "Niuean"
** Tokelau: "Tokelauan"
* Palau: "Palauan"
* Papua New Guinea: Motu, Adzera, Bola, many more
* Philippines: Tagalog (also "Filipino"), Cebuano, Ilokano, Hiligaynon, many more
* Samoa: "Samoan"
* Singapore: "Malay"
* Solomon Islands: Kwara'ae, Lengo, 'Are'are, many more
*Suriname: Javanese
*Taiwan: Amis, Paiwan, Rukai, Puyuma, Atayal, Tsou, Saisiyat, Bunun, Thao, Tao(Yami), Kavalan, Truku, Sediq, Sakizaya
* Thailand
** Pattani (region): Yawi ("Malay" dialect)
* Tonga: "Tongan"
* Tuvalu: "Tuvaluan"
* United States
** American Samoa: "Samoan"
** Guam: "Chamorro"
** Hawai'i: "Hawaiian"
** Northern Marianas Islands: "Chamorro", "Carolinian"
* Vanuatu: Hano, Lenakel, Paama, many more
* Vietnam: Cham, Jarai, Rade, others

ee also

* Austronesian languages
* Austronesia


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