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Lau language (Malaita)

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Native to  Solomon Islands
ISO 639-3  llu
Native speakers  17,000 (1999)
Glottolog  lauu1247
Region  Northeast Malaita Island
Language family  Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Oceanic Southeast Solomonic Malaita – San Cristobal Malaita Northern Malaita Lau

The Lau language is a Malayo-Polynesian group language spoken on northeast Malaita of the Solomon Islands. In 1999 it had about 16,937 first-language speakers, with a large number of second-language speakers through Malaitan communities in the Solomon Islands, especially in Honiara.

Sample Text

God Save the King, from an Anglican translation published in 1945.

God, ka faamouria a King!
Nia ka aofia diena
Usia tooa gi;
Fasuia firua,
Falea mai unidiena,
Faadiena na taloa nia,
God, faamouria a King!

References

Lau language (Malaita) Wikipedia


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