The Niuean language is similar to Tongan, with influences from Samoan and Pukapuka in the Cook Islands. The letter 'g' is pronounced 'ng' as in Samoan. Most people speak English as a second language.
Hello Fakaalofa atu
Goodbye Koe Kia (to one person), Mutolu Kia (two or more people)
How are you? Malolo nakai a koe?
I'm well (thanks) Malolo (fakaaue)
Thank you Fakaaue lahi
Good luck Kia monuina
Be careful of ugas Fakaholo fakasekiseki h e po
(coconut crabs) when neke mapela e tau uga
driving at night
What time is rush hour? Hola fiha e tula lavelave?
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