Carolinian (Refalúwasch)

Carolinian is a Micronesian language spoken in the Northern Mariana Islands, where it is a statutory language of national identity, and co-official with English and Chamorro. According to the 2000 census, there are 2,420 speakers of Carolinian, which is also known as Saipan Carolinian or Southern Carolinian. Carolinian is most closely related to Satawalese, Woleaian and Puluwatese.

Carolinian is taught in primary and secondary schools, and used in the media and literature. There have been various ways to write the language based on German, English and Chamorro spelling systems. A standard orthography was established in 1977, and revised in 2004.

Carolinian alphabet and pronunciation

Carolinian alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Carolinian (Excel)

Sample video in and about Carolinian

Information about Carolinian | Numbers

Links

Information about Carolinian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolinian_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/cal

Micronesian languages

Chuukese, Carolinian, Kiribati, Kosraean, Marshallese, Mokilese, Mortlockese, Nauruan, Pingelapese, Pohnpeian, Puluwatese, Satawalese, Sonsorolese, Ulithian, Woleaian

Languages written with the Latin alphabet


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