|Native to||Federated States of Micronesia|
|51,330 (2000 census)|
Official language in
|Federated States of Micronesia|
Chuukese //, also rendered Trukese //, is a Trukic language of the Austronesian language family spoken primarily on the islands of Chuuk in the Caroline Islands in Micronesia. There are communities of speakers on Pohnpei, Guam, and the Hawai'ian Islands as well. Estimates show that there are about 45,900 speakers in Micronesia.
Chuukese has the unusual feature of permitting word-initial geminate (double) consonants. The common ancestor of Western Micronesian languages is believed to have had this feature, but most of its modern descendants have lost it.
Truk and Chuuk are a difference in orthography, and both older tr and current ch transcribe the sound [tʂ].
Consonants are doubled in Chuuk, when they have a voiceless sound. Some consonant combinations are frequently denasalized between vowels when doubled.
- Chuukese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chuukese". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student's Handbook, Edinburgh
- "Reflexes of initial gemination in Western Micronesian languages" (PDF). University of California, Los Angeles. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 25, 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2005.
- Goodenough, Sugita, Ward H., Hiroshi (1990). Trukese-English Dictionary Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós: Chuuk-Ingenes.
- Chuukese Wordlist at the Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database (Archive)
- Howard, Jocelyne. "CHUUKESE TRANSLATIONS." (Archive) University of Hawaii.
- Kaipuleohone have archive materials for Chuukese including written materials, audio recordings, and additional audio recordings from Brian Diettrich's MA thesis.
- Portland State University Multicultural Topics in Communications Sciences & Disorders | Chuukese