Ulithian language

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Native to Federated States of Micronesia
Region Ulithi atoll
Native speakers
unknown (3,000 cited 1987)[1]
Official status
Official language in
 Federated States of Micronesia
Language codes
ISO 639-3 uli

Ulithian is the name of the language spoken on Ulithi atoll and neighboring islands. Ulithian is one of the 6 official languages of the Federated States of Micronesia. There are some 3,000 speakers, although only 700 of these live on Ulithi atoll.

In 2010, a Ulithian-English and English-Ulithian dictionary was published by Habele, a US-based charity.[2] The authors' stated aim was to create a consistent and intuitive pattern of Roman alphabet spelling useful for both native Ulithian and native English speakers.


  1. ^ Ulithian at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ "Charity Publishes Dictionary For Remote Micronesian Islanders " COM-FSM, May 10, 2010.[1]

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