Lau language (Malaita)
|Native to||Solomon Islands|
|Region||Northeast Malaita Island|
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.
God Save the King, from an Anglican translation published in 1945.
God, ka faamouria a King!
Nia ka aofia diena
Usia tooa gi;
Falea mai unidiena,
Faadiena na taloa nia,
God, faamouria a King!
- Ivens, Walter George (1921), Grammar and vocabulary of the Lau language, Solomon Islands, Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution for Science, OCLC 2607046
- Na tala ʼuria na idulaa diana, reading primer, 1981.
- Tala ʼaelana idulaa, reading primer, 1982.
- Na Book Fooalaa. Portions of the Book of Common Prayer published by the Melanesian Mission Press, 1945, digitized by Richard Mammana
- Paradisec has a number of collections that include Lau materials, notable is Anna Margetts's (AM4) collection of Lau recordings
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