What are the major languages spoken in Australia and Oceania?

List of official, national and spoken languages of the Pacifics.

Country Official and national Languages
Australia (no official language) Australian English (80% of the population)
Cook Islands English
Fiji English
French Polynesia French

How many languages are spoken in Oceania Australia?

Oceania has many indigenous languages, though many have been replaced by English and other European languages. Melanesia and Australia is home to over 5,000 languages alone, with one of the greatest linguistic diversity in the world.

Where is Oceania located?

IUCN’s Oceania region covers Australia, New Zealand and the 24 countries and territories of the Pacific Islands making up Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The region stretches almost 12,000km from East to West and 6,000km from North to South, with a combined Exclusive Economic Zone of close to 40 million square km.

How many different languages are there in Oceania?

Oceania consists of 22 different countries with a total land area of 552,474 km²….Most widely spoken native languages in Oceania.

Language Percentage Population
Papuan languages 57.1 % 7.0 M
Fijian 3.7 % 0.5 M
Hindi 3.2 % 0.4 M
French 2.2 % 0.3 M

Where is French spoken in Oceania?

of Vanuatu
In Oceania, French is the official language of the Pacific island of Vanuatu, where it’s spoken by about 89,000 people. It’s also spoken across French Polynesia (279,000 speakers), and in the French collectivity of New Caledonia (276,000 speakers), as well as Wallis and Futuna (10,000 speakers).

Is Oceania same as Australia?

Oceania is a region made up of thousands of islands throughout the Central and South Pacific Ocean. It includes Australia, the smallest continent in terms of total land area. Oceania also includes three island regions: Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia (including the U.S. state of Hawaii).

What major languages are spoken in Australia?

Australia legally has no official language. However, English is by far the most commonly spoken and has been entrenched as the de facto national language since European settlement.

Is Portuguese spoken in Oceania?

Japanese in the Bonin Islands. Spanish on Easter Island, Galápagos Islands and Juan Fernández Islands. Portuguese in East Timor.