Ghari

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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Gari, Sughu, Tangarare, West Guadalcanal
Population

12,100 (1999 SIL). 7,110 Ghari, 950 Gae, 3,020 Ndi, 490 Nginia, 550 Tandai-Nggaria.

Location

Guadalcanal, west, northwest, and north central coast.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gae (Nggae, Qae), Geri (Nggeri), Ghari, Ndi (Vaturanga), Nginia, Tandai-Nggaria (Tanaghai).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1998.
Writing
Latin script.