Marshallese is the official language of the Marshall Islands. With about 44,000 speakers, it’s the primary language of a country with several thousand speakers living in Nauru and the United States in Hawaii, Ohio, and Arkansas.
The language is integral to the Marshallese people, is used daily, and has several variations. You can now avail Marshallese translation services with TranslationServices.com. Good communication is important to reach your audience, so contact us now to find out more.
A Major Language of Micronesia
Marshallese is classified as a Micronesian language closely related to Chuukese and in the same linguistic branch as Tongan, Tahitian, and Maori. Since the language is spoken across a large spread of atolls, geographic variations exist with two major dialects—Ralik and Ratak (western and eastern).
As an official language, Marshallese is spoken regularly in the Marshall Islands with most citizens being fluent and using it regularly. The language is also used in television, radio, newspapers, and especially music from the Marshall Islands. Interestingly, there are two different Marshallese writing standards: old and new. The old spelling system was created by missionaries and is more commonly used with older generations while younger Marshallese speakers prefer the new orthography.
Maximizing Communication in Marshallese
With different geographic varieties and two sets of spelling standards, communication in Marshallese can be difficult. At the same time, as a smaller language, Marshallese translation services are not usually offered. At TranslationServices.com, however, you can rely on both our experience and our expertise to make sure that all your communication needs in Marshallese will be of the highest quality.
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