Northern Mariana Islands

Official Name
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Sovereignty Comment
Partly self-governing insular area in a commonwealth association with the United States
General Remarks
Includes Saipan, Tinian, Rota, Agrigan, Alamagan and 10 other islands or island groups
Principal Languages
Carolinian, Chamorro, English
Literacy Rate
97% (2011 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (5,800), Japanese (1,000), Korean (2,230)
General References
Bender 1971; Bender and Capelle 1996; Bender and Rehg 1991; Ellis 1991
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Northern Mariana Islands is 4. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional and 1 is in trouble.