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’Are’are

A language of Solomon Islands

ISO 639-3alu

Population  17,900 (1999 SIL).
Region  South Malaita Island.
Language map  Solomon Islands
Alternate names   Areare
Dialects  ’Are’are, Marau (Marau Sound).
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Southeast Solomonic, Malaita-San Cristobal, Malaita, Southern
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Bible portions: 1957–2008.
Comments  SVO. Hunters; agriculturalists.