Northern Mariana Islands

Official Name
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Sovereignty Comment
Partly self-governing insular area in a commonwealth association with the United States
Population Full

54,000 (2010 census)

General Remarks
Includes Saipan, Tinian, Rota, Agrigan, Alamagan and 10 other islands or island groups
Principal Languages
Carolinian, Chamorro, English
Literacy Rate
97% (2011 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (5,800), Japanese (1,000), Korean (2,230)
General References
Bender 1971; Bender and Capelle 1996; Bender and Rehg 1991; Ellis 1991
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Northern Mariana Islands is 4. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional and 1 is in trouble.