Nukuoro

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A language of Micronesia

Alternate Names
Nuguor, Nukoro
Autonym
Nukuoro
Population

L1 users: 700 (2016 B. Amon). 400 on Pohnpei, 300 on Nukuoro.

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%. Dictionary. NT: 1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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