Lau language (Malaita)

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Lau
Native to Solomon Islands
Region Northeast Malaita Island
Native speakers
17,000 (1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 llu
Glottolog lauu1247[2]

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[edit]

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!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lau at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lau (Solomon Islands)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.