Chuukese

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A language of Micronesia

Alternate Names
Chuuk, Lagoon Chuukese, Ruk, Truk, Trukese
Population

45,900 in Micronesia (2000 census). Population total all countries: 51,330.

Location

Chuuk Lagoon, Caroline Islands, some on Ponape. Also in Guam, United States.

Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in State of Chuuk (1989, Chuuk State Constitution, Article 11(6)).

Dialects

East Lagoon, Fayichuck.

Language Use

Vigorous. 45,000 including L2 users (1991 UBS).

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1989–2001.
Writing
Latin script.