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Extinct: no
Family: Malayo-polynesian
Branch: Micronesian
Continent: Australia
Country: Micronesia
 
Region: Pohnpei Island, Caroline Islands.
Countries Where Spoken: 27,700 (1993 Johnstone) including 24,000 on Pohnpei, 3,425 on outer islands, 275 elsewhere.
Countries Where Official: Micronesia
   
Native Speakers: 55,400
Speakers Total: 55,400
  
Phrasebase members who speak Ponapean at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Ponapean at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Ponapean: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Ponapean: 0
  
Three Letter Code: PNF
Alternative Names: PONAPEAN
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Summary: 81% lexical similarity with Pingalap, 75% with Mokilese, 36% with Chuuk. Active language use. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible 1994.
 

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