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Pingelapese

A language of Micronesia

ISO 639-3: pif

Population 2,500 in Micronesia. 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
Dialects Lexical similarity 81% with Pohnpeian, 79% with Mokilese.
Classification Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Ponapeic
Language use Vigorous. Speakers also use Ponapean.