Nauru Languages

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Description[edit | edit source]

The official language of Nauru is Nauruan, a distinct Micronesian language, which is spoken by 96 per cent of ethnic Nauruans at home. English is widely spoken and is the language of government and commerce, as Nauruan is not used outside the country. [1]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Nauruan English
anũbũmin night
aran day
ebagadugu ancestor
(E)kamawir Omo hello/greeting
ebõk water
Firmament Earth; celestial sphere
Gott God
ianweron heaven
iaõ light
iow peace
itũr darkness
õawin beginning
Tarawong (ka) goodbye

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Nauru Languages," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru#Languages, accessed 15 June 2021.