Nukuoro

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A language of Micronesia

Alternate Names
Nuguor, Nukoro
Population

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

Location

Pohnpei state: Nukuoro island, about 480 km southwest of Pohnpei island.

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 also use Pohnpeian [pon], especially older speakers.

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

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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