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Although English is used for official government transactions, Nauruan - a language with both Polynesian and Micronesian influences - dominates conversation. You will hear a smattering of other Pacific languages as well.

Nauruan basics

Hello. Mo yoran.

Goodbye. Tarowang.

How are you? Wo reit ed?

I'm well. Mmo kor.

Please. Magada.

Thanks. Tubw.

Yes. Em.

No. Keo.

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