Koese language

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Lehavaka Matai
Flag of the Koese Language.png
Flag of the Koese language
Native toMatai
Latin (Koese alphabet)
Official status
Official language in
Flag of Matai Matai

Koese, sometimes referred to as Mataian, is one of the two official languages of Matai. Koese is an a posteriori language, as it is heavily based upon many Polynesian languages.

Influence from other languages

Koese takes many influences from various Polynesian languages, most notably from the Vaeakau-Taumako, 'Uvean, and Niuean languages.



Labial Labiodental Alveolar Velar Glottal
Plosive p t k ʔ
Nasal m n ŋ
Voiced fricative v
Voiceless fricative f h
Lateral l


Koese makes use of the Latin alphabet. Like many other Polynesian languages, the Koese language uses macrons as diacritics to represent long vowels.