Carolinian language

language
name=Carolinian
states=Northern Mariana Islands
region=Saipan, Anatahan, and Agrihan islands, Carolines.
speakers=3,000
familycolor=Austronesian
fam2=Malayo-Polynesian
fam3=Central Eastern
fam4=Eastern
fam5=Oceanic
fam6=Central-Eastern
fam7=Remote Oceanic
fam8=Micronesian
fam9=Micronesian Proper
fam10=Ponapeic-Trukic
nation=Northern Mariana Islands
iso2=map|iso3=cal

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.

References

*cite web | title=Ethnologue report for language code:cal | work=Ethnologue: Languages of the World | url=http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=cal | accessmonthday=April 28 | accessyear=2005


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