122,000 (2004 SIL). L2 users: 4,000,000. 50,000 monolinguals.
1 (National). De facto national language.
Dialect differences between lowlands, highlands, and islands. Highlands lexicon has more English [eng] influence (Holm 1989).
SVO; 16 consonant and 5 vowel phonemes; non-tonal; inclusive/exclusive pronouns.
L1 of some people in mixed urban areas. Used between speakers of different languages. Most frequently used language in Parliament and commerce. Where it is L1, it is passed on to children by parents. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.