Language of the Day for 08 September 2021


'Are'are [alu]

A language of
Solomon Islands
Population Full
17,900 (1999 SIL), increasing. Few monolinguals.
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Vigorous. All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1957–2008.