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Palauan or Belauan is a member of the Sunda-Sulawesi branch of the Austronesian language family spoken in Palau, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands by about 14,000 people. Palauan is one of the offical languages of Palau, along with English.

A Latin-based alphabet for Palauan was devised by the Palau Orthography Committee and linguists from the University of Hawaii.

Palauan alphabet and pronunciation

Palauan alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text in Palauan

A rogui 'l chad el mechell a ngarngii a ilmokl er tir ra diosisiu el llemalt. Ngarngii er tir a uldesuir mete mo meruul el mo rar bebil lokiu a ungil 'l omeruul ra klauchad.


Information about Palauan

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet