Kosraean is a Micronesian language spoken mainly in the State of Kosrae (Kusaie), part of the Caroline Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia. In 2005 there were about 6,620 speakers of Kosraean in Micronesia, and another 1,100 speakers elsewhere. The language is also known as Kusaiean.
Kosraean is a statutory provincial language in the State of Kosrae. English is also used, and older Kosraeans speak Japanese.
Kosraean was first written with a version of the Latin alphabet in 1975 in Kee-dong Lee's Kusaiean Reference Grammar (PDF). Lee also published a Kusaiean-English Dictionary (PDF) in 1976. An standard spelling system for Kosraen has been used since 1977.
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Tuh God El lungse faclu ouinge: El ase Wen sefanna natul, tuh elos nukewa su lulalfongi in el fah tia misa, a elos fah eis moul ma pahtpat.
Source: The Holy Bible in the Kosraean language of the Federated States of Micronesia
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Source: Bible Gateway
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Information about Kosraean
Carolinian, Chuukese, Kiribati, Kosraean, Marshallese, Mokilese, Mortlockese, Nauruan, Pingelapese, Pohnpeian, Puluwatese, Satawalese, Sonsorolese, Tobian, Ulithian, Woleaian
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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