Fataleka

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A language of Solomon Islands

Population

6,700 (1999 SIL).

Location

Malaita island.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dialect of To’abaita [mlu] (Wurm and Hattori 1981). Intelligibility of Baeggu variety of To’abaita reportedly high, but of To’abaita much less. Lexical similarity: 82% with Kwara’ae [kwf], 76% with Lau [llu].

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Home. All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.