Gela

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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Florida Islands, Nggela
Population

11,900 (1999 SIL).

Location

Central Solomons, Gela and Florida islands, Guadalcanal (immigrants), Savo Islands.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Gela, Gela Pile, Sandfly. Similar to Lengo [lgr] in north Guadalcanal.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1923.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.