Carolinian language

states=Northern Mariana Islands
region=Saipan, Anatahan, and Agrihan islands, Carolines.
fam3=Central Eastern
fam7=Remote Oceanic
fam9=Micronesian Proper
nation=Northern Mariana Islands

Carolinian is an Austronesian language spoken in the Northern Mariana Islands, where it is an official language along with English and Chamorro. Carolinian is most closely related to Satawalese, Woleaian, and Puluwatese. Estimates place the number of speakers at about 3,000. Carolinian is known as "Refaluwasch" by native speakers. It has 31 characters in its alphabet.


*cite web | title=Ethnologue report for language code:cal | work=Ethnologue: Languages of the World | url= | accessmonthday=April 28 | accessyear=2005

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