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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Leuangiua, Lord Howe, Luangiua, Luaniua
Population

2,370 (1999 SIL).

Location

Luangiua atoll, Lord Howe island, 210 km from Santa Isabel island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Luangiua, Pelau. Similar to Sikaiana [sky], Takuu [nho], and Nukumanu [nuq] in Papua New Guinea.

Typology

VSO, SVO

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