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Pohnpeian (Pohnpei)

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

Pohnpeian alphabet and pronunciation

Note

H is used to indicate a long vowel, e.g. ah = /a:/.

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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.

Sample video in Pohnpeian

Information about Pohnpeian | Phrases | Numbers

Links

Information about Pohnpeian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pohnpeian_language

Pohnpeian phrases
http://www.jesuitvolunteers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/JV_Pohnpeian_word_list_-_only_for_PNI_JV.pdf
http://mikehilbert.tumblr.com/post/11032186913/pohnpeian-words-i-knowand-actually-use
http://pohnpei.ks-home.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=54
http://emma96813.tripod.com/pohnpeian.html

Course in Pohnpeian
https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1794/9193/Micro_prog_kaselehlia_pohnpei_2.pdf

Micronesian languages

Chuukese, Kiribati, Marshallese, Mokilese, Nauruan, Pohnpeian, Satawalese, Woleaian

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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