Kosraean

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A language of Micronesia

Alternate Names
Kosrae, Kusaie
Population

8,000 in Micronesia (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001). Population total all countries: 9,060.

Location

Kosrae island, Caroline Islands. Also in Nauru, United States.

Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in State of Kosrae (1984, Kosrae State Constitution, Article 13(1)).

Dialects

Lelu-Tafunsak, Malen-Utwe. Lexical similarity: 26% with Pohnapeian [pon].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1928.
Writing
Latin script.