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Kwaio

A language of Solomon Islands

ISO 639-3kwd

Population  13,200 (1999 SIL).
Region  Central Malaita Island.
Language map  Solomon Islands
Alternate names   Koio
Dialects  More similar to Kwara’ae [kwf] than to ’Are’are [alu].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Southeast Solomonic, Malaita-San Cristobal, Malaita, Northern
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments  SVO. Hunters; agriculturalists: sweet potato. Traditional religion.