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As a Pacific colony of the French, Tahiti suffered the same fate as many other colonies – its native language became somewhat displaced by the language of the colonizers. But Tahitian language remains alive and well on the island nation despite the continuing dominance of French. In fact, luxury cruise lines are now even offering their passengers Tahitian lessons so they can communicate with locals in the native language when they disembark. The cruise lines believe this will [...]
The French Supreme Court annulled two laws that were passed in the French assembly because the debate that led to the passing of the two laws were held in Tahitian. French is recognized as the official language that is to be used within the assembly. This resulted in calls by Edouard Fritch, the president of French Polynesia’s territorial assembly, to recognize Tahitian as an official language. Even though French is the official language in Tahiti, Tahitian is widely spoken [...]
Tahitian has about 120,000 speakers, mostly in the Society Islands, which includes the island of Tahiti. Tahitian is one of the two official languages of French Polynesia (along with French). It is a Polynesian language, closely related to Hawaiian, Rarotongan and Maori.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows or Android) and browse both the Tahitian-English and the English-Tahitian lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
Download our free dictionary for Android! Browse the wordlists, look up words and practice your vocabulary at your own rhythm. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary was made by Renato B. Figueiredo.
List status: © Renato B. Figueiredo
Tahitian > English: 711 words
English > Tahitian: 411 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: March 22, 2008
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