Pohnpeian is a Micronesian language spoken by about 29,000 people
mostly on Pohnpei Island and the Caroline Islands in the Federated
States of Micronesia. Ngatikese, Pingelapese and Mokilese are classified
as dialects of Pohnpeian or as closely related languages.
Pohnpeian is written with the Latin alphabet using an orthography
developed by German missionaries.
Pohnpeian alphabet and pronunciation
H is used to indicate a long vowel, e.g. ah = /a:/.
Sample text in Pohnpeian
Tohn sampa karos ipwiwei nan saledek oh duwepenehte nan arail wasa oh arail
pwung. Arail marain oh pehm ih utakerail kahrehda korusie konehng sawaspene
nin duwen pirien ehu.