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Mortlockese

A language of Micronesia

ISO 639-3mrl

Population  5,900 (1989 census). 1,692 Upper Mortlock, 1,757 Mid Mortlock, 2,455 Lower Mortlock, about 1,000 elsewhere.
Region  Mortlock Islands, southeast of Truk, Caroline Islands. Lower Mortlock on Ponape Island.
Language map  Federated States of Micronesia
Alternate names   Mortlock, Nomoi
Dialects  Upper Mortlock, Mid Mortlock, Lower Mortlock. 75% intelligibility with Puluwatese [puw], 18% with Satawalese [stw], 8% with Woleaian [woe]. Lexical similarity: 80%–85% with Chuukese [chk], 83% with Puluwatese, 82% with Satawalese, 81% with Carolinian [cal], 78% with Woleaian, 72% with Ulithian [uli].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Trukic
Language use  Vigorous.
Language development  NT: 1883.
Writing system  Latin script.
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