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Chuukese

A language of Micronesia

ISO 639-3chk

Population  45,900 in Micronesia (2000 census). Population total all countries: 48,170.
Region  Chuuk Lagoon, Caroline Islands, some on Ponape. Also in Guam, United States.
Language map  Federated States of Micronesia
Alternate names   Chuuk, Lagoon Chuukese, Ruk, Truk, Trukese
Dialects  East Lagoon, Fayichuck.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Trukic
Language use  National language. Vigorous. 45,000 including L2 users (1991 UBS).
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1989–2001.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Agriculturalists; copra production.