Savosavo language

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Native to Solomon Islands
Region Savo Island, north of Guadalcanal, Central Solomons.
Native speakers
2,400  (1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 svs
Glottolog savo1255[2]

The Savosavo language is spoken on Savo, a small volcanic island north of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Savosavo is one of the Central Solomon Papuan languages, unlike most of the languages in the vicinity, which are members of the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family. The nearest Papuan language to Savosavo is Lavukaleve.



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

Coordinates: 9°08′S 159°49′E / 9.13°S 159.81°E / -9.13; 159.81