Palauan

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A language of Palau

Alternate Names
Belauan, Palau
Population

12,400 in Palau (2008 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 16,550.

Location

Widespread.

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Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in all states except Sonsorol, Tobi, Angaur (1979, Constitution, Article 13(1)).

Dialects

Little dialect variation.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Vigorous. Used as L2 by Sonsorolese [sov], Tobian [tox].

Language Development
New media. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1964.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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