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Prose Selection
from Spoken Marshallese

Jerbal in Ājmour. - Public health. [SM12]

Ilo aelōñ in Ṃajeḷ, kien ej bōk eddoin aolep jerbal ko kijjien kōjparok im bōbrae armej jān nañinmej im jorrāān. Ejjeḷọk wōṇāān taktō ñan ri-jikuuḷ, im ñan armej ro jet, ewōr wōṇāān ak edik. Aolep taktō rej jerbal ñan kien, ej jab āinwōt Aṃedkā. Eḷap tata ilo Ṃajeḷ nañinmej in uwur, pokpok, kab jiemetak. Nañinmej ko rōḷḷap rej aolep itok jān aelōñ in pālle, ainwōt polio kab tiipi.
In the Marshall Islands, the government takes the responsibility of caring for and protecting people from sickness and harm. Medical care is free for students, while others pay a modest fee. All doctors are employees of the government, unlike in the USA. The most common sicknesses are head colds, coughs, and abdominal pain. Major diseases such as polio and tuberculosis have all come from foreign countries.