Mokilese

Facts

  • Language: Mokilese
  • Alternate names: Mokil, Mwoakilese, Mwoakiloa
  • Language code: mkj
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Ponapeic
  • Number of speakers: 1050
  • Script:

Introduction

Mokilese is a language of Micronesia. It is spoken in Mokil (Mwoakiloa) atoll, east of Carolines; Pohnpei island. Also in United States.

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 79% with Pingelapese (See: Pingelapese), 75% with Pohnapeian (See: Pohnpeian).

The Mokilese Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekɔ, kɛykɛy
to blowuk
to chewŋi-d, ŋidŋid
to choosepil, pilpil
to climbdow
to countwade-k
to cryjaŋi-d, jɔŋ
to die, be deadmɛɛ-
to drinkni-m
to eatmʷiŋe
to fearmi-jik
to hearroŋ
to know, be knowledgeable(je)-ejɔ
to laughŋij
to live, be alivemowr
to plantpɔdok
to pound, beatjuk, juki
to saypʷa, pwee-ŋ
to scratchkari-(pʷɔd), kari-(pʷɔdɔ)
to seeiro-ŋ
to sewdɔ, dɔdɔ
to sitmʷin-(di)
to sleepmɔyr
to spitandip
to splitpʷal, pʷala-ŋ
to stab, piercedɔkɔ, dok
to standu, uu-(da)
to suckdiidi
to throwkasɔ, kaskas
to yawnmaama