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Puluwatese

A language of Micronesia

ISO 639-3puw

Population  1,360 (1989 census).
Region  Polowat, Pollap, Houk (Pulusuk), and Tamtam islands, Carolines.
Language map  Federated States of Micronesia
Alternate names   Puluwat
Dialects  Puluwatese, Pulapese, Pulusukese. 64% intelligibility with Satawalese [stw], 40% with Woleaian [woe], 21% with Ulithian [uli]. Lexical similarity: 88% with Satawalese and Carolinian [cal], 83% with Mortlockese [mrl], 82% with Woleaian, 81% with Chuukese [chk], 72% with Ulithian.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Trukic
Language use  Vigorous. Also use some English.
Language development  Dictionary.
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