Bilua language

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Bilua
Native to Solomon Islands
Region Vella Lavella Island, Western Province.
Native speakers
8,700  (1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 blb
Glottolog bilu1245[2]

Bilua is the most populous Papuan language spoken in the Solomon Islands. It is a Central Solomons language spoken by about 9000 people on the island of Vella Lavella.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bilua at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bilua". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Obata, Kazuko (2003). A grammar of Bilua: A Papuan language of the Solomon Islands. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 540. 

Coordinates: 7°55′S 156°40′E / 7.92°S 156.66°E / -7.92; 156.66