Nalögo

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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Nalrgo, Nea, Southern Santa Cruz
Population

1,620 (2007 census), increasing.

Location

Temotu province: south Santa Cruz island, Bibö, Nea, and Nooli villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

End of a dialect chain not mutually intelligible of its sister language Natügu [ntu] at the other end.

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Vital language. Home, village life. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Pijin [pis]. Used as L2 by Engdewu [ngr].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 25–40%. Interest in vernacular increasing. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Bible portions.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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