Chuukese

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A language of Micronesia

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

48,200 in Micronesia (2005 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 97,630.

Location

Chuuk state: Chuuk Lagoon, Caroline Islands, some on Pohnpei island.

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. Used as L2 by Pááfang [pfa].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 1989–2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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