Satawalese

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A language of Micronesia

Population

460 (1987 census).

Location

Satawal island, Caroline Islands.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. 60% intelligibility of Ulithian [uli] and Woleaian [woe]. Lexical similarity: 95% with Carolinian [cal], 88% with Woleaian [woe] and Puluwatese [puw], 82% with Mortlockese [mrl], 79% with Chuukese [chk], 77% with Ulithian [uli].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].