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

Three Sisters Islands, south Malaita island, Ulawa island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Uki Ni Masi (Ugi), Ulawa.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Nearly extinct on Uki Ni Masi.

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

Traditional religion, Christian.