||3,000 in Northern Mariana Islands (1990 census). Population total all countries: 3,100.
||Saipan, Anatahan, and Agrihan islands, Carolines. Also in United States.
Guam and North Mariana Islands
||Saipan Carolinian, Southern Carolinian
||Lexical similarity 95% between Southern Carolinian and Satawalese [stw], 88% with Woleaian [woe] and Puluwatese [puw], 81% with Mortlockese [mrl], 78% with Chuukese [chk], and 74% with Ulithian [uli].
||Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Trukic
||National language. Semiofficial status. All on Saipan also use Chamorro [cha] or English.
||Fishermen mainly; agriculturalists: vegetables; livestock: cattle, pigs, goats.