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[eng] Population: 68,200 in Marshall Islands, all users. L1 users: 23,200 in Marshall Islands (2001 UNSD). L2 users: 45,000 (Crystal 2003a). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English.

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Marshallese
[mah] Widespread. Population: 42,500 in Marshall Islands (2001 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 61,000. Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Alternate Names: Ebon. Dialects: Rälik, Ratak. Dialects inherently intelligible. Ujelang, the westernmost island, has slightly less homogeneous speech. Lexical similarity: 33% with Pohnapeian [pon]. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Marshallese.

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