Ngatikese language

Not to be confused with Ngatikese Men's Creole.
Native to Micronesia, United States
Region Sapwuahfik
Native speakers
ca. 700 (2014)[1]
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 (covered by Pohnpeian)
Glottolog sapw1237[2]

Ngatikese, or Sapwuahfik, is a Micronesian language originating on Sapwuahfik atoll, Federated States of Micronesia.[3] Of the 700 Ngatikese speakers, only about 450 live on Sapwuahfik.[1] It was previously considered a dialect of Pohnpeian, but is not particularly intelligible with that language. It is currently considered vulnerable.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 "Ngatikese". Retrieved 2015-02-11.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Sapwuahfik". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Lynch, John; Malcolm Ross; Terry Crowley (2002). The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 978-0-7007-1128-4. OCLC 48929366. Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)

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