Nukuoro

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A language of Micronesia

Alternate Names
Nuguor, Nukoro
Population

860 in Micronesia (Johnstone 1993). 130 on Pohnpei. Population total all countries: 1,000.

Location

Nukuoro island, Pohnpei, Caroline Islands.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 55% with Kapingamarangi [kpg].

Typology

SVO, VSO.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, community, church. All ages. Many older speakers also use Pohnapeian [pon].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 80%. Poetry. Dictionary. NT: 1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian (Protestant).