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Ke 'eo Ka'apakō
[ke ʔeo ka'ʔ]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 11 March 2021
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersGalapagan is spoken by a population of around 5,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Galapagan Galapagan (Galapagan:Ke 'eo Ka'apakō) is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken in the Galapagos Islands by the indigenous Galapagan people. Closely related to the Rapanui language of Easter Island, Galapagan is spoken within the boundaries of the Galapagos Islands Territory in Equador. The Galapagos were settled by Polynesian voyagers originating from Easter Island around 1200 AD. The Language experienced a sharp decline following Spanish colonization of the archipelago in 1570, before undergoing revitalization in the 1970s. Approximately 3000 of the 13,000 inhabitants of the Galapagos are able to speak the language fluently, with 500 of those being native speakers.
Sample of Galapagan[view] E ka maku'a kāne ō mākou i ka 'aki, / E ka ikoa kou kanako. / E e'e mai ka 'einio kou. / E o'a ka ma'i kau oki i ka venua vaha i ka 'aki. / E oaku hoe i pana ō mākou ō kēia 'ā;

Our Father in heaven, / May your name be honored. / May your kingdom come. / May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. / Give us today our daily bread; / And forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors. / And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. / For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory / Forever, amen.
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Language treeAustronesian
 ⤷ Proto-Austronesian
  ⤷ Malayo-Polynesian
   ⤷ Nuclear Malayo-Polynesian
    ⤷ Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
     ⤷ Oceanic
      ⤷ Central-Eastern Oceanic
       ⤷ Central Pacific
        ⤷ Polynesian
         ⤷  Galapagan
[view] About AustronesianThe Austronesian languages are a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the Pacific, with a few members on continental Asia, that are spoken by about 386 million people. A German scholar, Wilhelm Sch...
Nasal m   n    
Plosive p     k ʔ
Fricative   v     h
Close i i:     u u:
Near-close     [ʊ]1  
Close-mid e e:     o o:
Open-mid [ɛ]2      
Near-open   [ɐ]3    
Open a a:      
  1. allophone of /u/
  2. allophone of /a/
  3. allophone of /a/
Below is the orthography for Galapagan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 GalapaganOrthography [edit]
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