Niuean is an Austronesian language spoken on the island nation of Niue, as well as by Niuean expatriates. It is closely related to the other Austronesian languages of Polynesia, such as Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Samoan.
Niuean has two main dialects, Hakupu and Alofi, which are named after the two main settlements on the island. There is also a dialect known as Avatele, which is spoken in the village of Avatele on the west coast of Niue.
The Niuean language is endangered, with only about 4,000 speakers remaining. It is estimated that only about 1,000 people on Niue are fluent in the language, and the majority of Niueans now use English as their first language.
There is a growing movement to revive the Niuean language, and efforts are being made to promote its use in the home and in the community. There are also plans to introduce Niuean language classes in Niuean schools.
If you are interested in learning Niuean, there are a few resources available, including online dictionaries and language learning materials.