Arosi

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A language of Solomon Islands

Autonym
Arosi
Population

6,750 (1999 SIL).

Location

Makira province: northwest Makira island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Wango, Arosi. Many dialects.

Typology

SVO; prepositions; dual and paucal numbers; 4 articles (1 proper and 3 common); causatives; 17 consonants and 10 vowels; verb serialization; inclusive/exclusive pronouns; alienable/inalienable possession.

Language Use

All ages. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Active literacy program. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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