’Are’are

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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Areare
Population

17,900 (1999 SIL).

Location

South Malaita island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

’Are’are, Marau (Marau Sound).

Typology

SVO

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Bible portions: 1957–2008.
Writing
Latin script.