|Region||southern Malaita, Solomon Islands|
The 'Are'are language is spoken by the 'Are'are people of the Solomon Islands. It is spoken by 18,000, making it the second-largest Oceanic language in the Solomons after the Kwara'ae (also from Malaita). The literacy rate is somewhere between 30% and 60%.
The language is spoken mainly by the 'Are'are people, on the southern part of Malaita island, as well as nearby South Malaita Island and the eastern shore of Guadalcanal (the Marau Sound, 60 km away), in the Solomon Islands archipelago.
The language is divided into two dialects, 'Are'are proper and Marau, spoken at Marau Sound in eastern Guadalcanal. Marau is sometimes counted as a separate language.
The language uses a subject–verb–object word order.
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