Pingelapese

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A language of Micronesia

Alternate Names
Pingelap, Pingilapese
Population

2,500 in Micronesia (1991 K. Rehg). 500 on Pingelap, about 2,000 on Ponape. Total users in all countries: 3,600.

Location

Pohnpei state: Pingelap and Pohnpei islands.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 81% with Pohnpeian [pon], 79% with Mokilese [mkj].

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Also use Pohnpeian [pon].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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