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[eng] 2,870 in Palau (2008 UNSD). L2 users: 18,000 in Palau (Crystal 2003a). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1979, Constitution, Article 13(1)). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Palauan
[pau] Widespread. 12,400 in Palau (2008 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 16,550. Status: 2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in all states except Sonsorol, Tobi, Angaur (1979, Constitution, Article 13(1)). Alternate Names: Belauan, Palau. Dialects: Little dialect variation. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Palauan.

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Sonsorolese
[sov] Sonsorol state: Merir, Pulo Anna, and Sonsorol islands. 360 (2007 R. Dongosaro). About 60 on the outer islands (Sonsoral 30, Pulo Anna 10, Merir 3) and 300 in Koror town, Echang village. Status: 6b (Threatened). Recognized language (1983, Constitution, Article 13(1)). Alternate Names: Sonsorol. Dialects: Sonsorolese, Pulo Anna, Merir. Significant linguistic differences between Tobian [tox] and Sonsorolese; similar to or greater than differences between, e.g., Puluwatese [puw] and Namonuito [nmt]. 50% intelligibility of Woleaian [woe], less with the remainder of the Trukic continuum. The Merir dialect reportedly has no remaining speakers. Lexical similarity: 69% with Ulithian [uli]. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Pohnpeic-Chuukic, Chuukic.

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Tobian
[tox] Hatohobei state: Helen and Tobi islands. 22 (1995 SIL). Status: 8a (Moribund). Statutory language of provincial identity in State of Hatohobei (1983, Constitution, Article 12(1)). Alternate Names: Hatohobei, Tobi. Dialects: None known. Significant linguistic differences between Tobian and Sonsorolese [sov], although often treated as 1 language. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Pohnpeic-Chuukic, Chuukic.

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