Tanapag language

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Native to Northern Mariana Islands
Region Saipan
Native speakers
10 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tpv
Glottolog tana1281[2]

Tanapag is a nearly extinct Micronesian language of the Austronesian language family. It is spoken on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. Younger people speak Chamorro instead of Tanapag, but there are also efforts being made to promote the language.


  1. ^ Tanapag at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tanapag". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.