Sa’a

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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Apae’aa, Saa, South Malaita
Population

11,500 (1999 SIL). 7,300 Sa’a, 3,300 Ulawa, and 920 Uki Ni Masi.

Location

Makira Province, Ulawa and Three Sisters islands; Malaita Province, southern Malaita island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Uki Ni Masi (Ugi), Ulawa.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Nearly extinct on Uki Ni Masi. All ages. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Oroha [ora].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1910–2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.