Puluwatese

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A language of Micronesia

Alternate Names
Puluwat
Population

1,360 (1989 census).

Location

Chuuk state: Pollap, Polowat, Pulusuk, and Tamtam islands, about 260 km west of Chuuk lagoon.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Puluwatese, Pulapese, Pulusukese. 64% intelligibility of Satawalese [stw], 40% of Woleaian [woe], 21% of Ulithian [uli]. Lexical similarity: 88% with Satawalese [stw] and Carolinian [cal], 83% with Mortlockese [mrl], 82% with Woleaian [woe], 81% with Chuukese [chk], 72% with Ulithian [uli].

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary.
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