• Language: Paluai
  • Alternate names: Pam-Baluan
  • Language code: balu257
  • Language family: Austronesian; Oceanic; Admiralties (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 2,000-3,000
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script:

More information:

    Paluai is spoken both on Baluan Island and on Pam Island. The two varieties are very similar, only differing by a few lexical items. Speakers of both islands regard their language varieties to be very similar. Paluai is also very similar to Lou Language spoken on nearby Lou island. As much as 80-90% of the lexicons of the two languages overlap, and there is very little grammatical difference.