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from Spoken Marshallese

Jikuuḷ ko ilo Aelōñ ko Ilikin. - Outer-island schools. [SM27]

Jikuuḷ ko ilo aelōñ ko ilikin rej pād eoḷapān jikin kwelọk ko, ijo im joonjo ro im aḷap ro rej jokwe ie. Ekkā aer pād ijo iṃōn taktō eo ej pād ie. Ṃōkein kōṃṃan jān aj im ilowaer ejjab jimeeṇ ak ḷā. Raan kein ewōr jet jikuuḷ kōṃṃan in kien im epo ḷọk jidik ḷōmāer. Oran ri-jikuuḷ ilo jikuuḷ kein ekkā jān roñoul ñan rualitōkñoul, koba kilaaj juon ñan rualitōk. Ālkin kilaaj rualitōk, ro ri-kaki ro rej ḷōmṇak bwe remaroñ etal ñan ae jikuuḷ, rej jilikinḷọk er ñan Mājro. Ro jet, ekwe, eṃōj aer jikuuḷ.
Schools on the outer islands are located in the central meeting area, where officials and lineage heads live. Usually they are located where the dispensary is. These buildings are made from thatch and their interiors have gravel, not cement as floors. Nowadays there are some schools built by the government that are more ideal. The number of students in these schools is usually from 20 to 80, including grades one through eight. After eighth grade, those students the teachers think are able to attend high school are sent to Majuro [as of 1965]. The others, well, their schooling is finished / their school days are over [as of 1965].