Rapa Nui language resources – Language Links Database

Rapa Nui or Rapanui also known as Pascuan or Pascuense - is an Eastern Polynesian language of the Austronesian language family. It is spoken on the island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island.

More information: Wikipedia

Native speakers: 1,000 (2016)

Official language in: Easter Island

Rapa Nui Grammar and Pronunciation

  • Omniglot.com - language, alphabet and pronunciation
  • Langsci-Press.org - “A Grammar of Rapa Nui” - This book is a comprehensive description of the grammar of Rapa Nui, the Polynesian language spoken on Easter Island. After an introductory chapter, the grammar deals with phonology, word classes, the noun phrase, possession, the verb phrase, verbal and nonverbal clauses, mood and negation, and clause combinations.” - PDF
  • EasterIsland.Travel - Rapa Nui alphabet, pronouns and tenses
  • Everything.Explained.Today - Rapa Nui phonology, ortography and morphology
  • TheUluTree.com - language basics and pronunciation

Rapa Nui Reading Materials

  • Omniglot.com - Useful phrases in Rapa Nui
  • Wiki Travel - Easter island phrasebook
  • Omniglot.com - Rapa Nui language learning materials - “A selection of materials for learning Rapa Nui”

Rapa Nui Dictionaries

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