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Ulithian

A language of Micronesia

ISO 639-3uli

Population  3,000 in Micronesia (1987 UBS). Population total all countries: 3,075.
Region  Ulithi, Ngulu, Sorol, Fais islands, eastern Caroline Islands. Also in United States.
Language map  Federated States of Micronesia
Dialects  85% intelligibility with Woleaian [woe], 57% with Satawalese [stw], very low intelligibility of Puluwatese [puw] and Chuukese [chk]. Lexical similarity: 74%–80% with Woleaian, 77% with Satawalese, 74% with Carolinian [cal], 72% with Puluwatese and Mortlockese [mrl], 68% with Chuukese.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Trukic
Language use  Semiofficial status. Vigorous.
Language development  Grammar. NT: 1995.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Christian, traditional religion.
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