Marshallese

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A language of Marshall Islands

Alternate Names
Ebon
Population

43,900 in Marshall Islands (1979 B. Bender). Population total all countries: 54,600.

Language Status

1 (National). De facto national language.

Dialects

Rälik, Ratak. Dialects inherently intelligible. Ujelang, the westernmost island, has slightly less homogeneous speech. Lexical similarity: 33% with Pohnapeian [pon].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1982.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].