Native toFiji
RegionLau, Nayau, Lakeba, Oneata, Moce, Komo, Namuka, Kabara, Vulaga, Ogea, Vatoa islands
Native speakers
(16,000 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3llx

Lauan is an East Fijian language spoken by about 16,000 people on a number of islands of eastern Fiji.

Lauan is spoken in the Lau Province. However, the number of Lauan speakers has been declining due to the presence of other languages, which have become more dominant.


  1. ^ Lauan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)