Sa’a

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A language of Solomon Islands

Alternate Names
Apae’aa, Saa, South Malaita
Population

11,500 (1999 SIL). 7,300 Sa’a, 3,300 Ulawa, and 920 Uki Ni Masi.

Location

Makira province: Ulawa and Three Sisters islands; Malaita province: southern Malaita island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ulawa, Uki Ni Masi (Ugi).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Nearly extinct on Uki Ni Masi. All ages. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Oroha [ora].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1910–2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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