Kwara’ae

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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Fiu
Population

32,400 (1999 SIL).

Location

Central Malaita island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Largest indigenous vernacular in the Solomons. All ages. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Fataleka [far].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1961–2003.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].