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Woleaian

A language of Micronesia

ISO 639-3woe

Population  1,630 (1987 Yap census).
Region  Woleai (Wottegai), Falalus, Seliap (Sulywap), Falalop (Falalap), Tegailap (Tagalap), Paliau, Mariang, Eauripik, Faraulep, Elato, Lamotrek, Ifaluk islands, eastern Caroline Islands. The first 5 listed are inhabited. 22 islands total, Yap state.
Language map  Federated States of Micronesia
Dialects  Woleaian, Lamotrek. 84% intelligibility of Satawalese [stw], 81% of Ulithian [uli], 50% of Sonsorol [sov], very low of Puluwatese [puw] and Chuukese [chk]. Lexical similarity: 88% with Satawalese and Carolinian [cal], 82% with Puluwatese, 80% with Ulithian, 78% with Mortlockese [mrl], 75% 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  Vigorous. Positive attitude. Also use some English.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
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