Kosraean language
Kosraean, also sometimes called Kusaiean, is the language spoken on the islands of Kosrae
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 (Kusaie), Caroline Islands
Caroline Islands
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, and Nauru
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. In 2001 there were approximately 8,000 speakers.

Kosraean features possessive classes such as "luhk" for "mine" when referring to dwellings, and "nihmuhk" for "mine" when referring to drinks.

Further reading

  • Yi, K.-d. (1976). Kusaiean-English dictionary. PALI language texts. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii. ISBN 0824804139
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