The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).
SIL code: PIF
ISO 639-2: map
|Population||2,500 including 500 on Pingelap, about 2,000 on Ponape. Population total all countries 3,000.|
|Region||Pingelap and Ponape. Also spoken in Guam, USA.|
|Alternate names||PINGELAP, PINGILAPESE|
|Classification||Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Ponapeic.|
|Comments||81% lexical similarity with Ponapean, 79% with Mokilese. Bilingualism in Ponapean. Active language use. Investigation needed: bilingual proficiency in Ponapean, Mokilese, attitudes.|
This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/14.