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A language of Solomon Islands

Population

16,900 (1999 SIL).

Location

Malaita province: northeast Malaita island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Suafa, Lau, Dai (Ndai).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

All ages. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Fataleka [far].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1929–1992.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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