Lavukaleve language

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Native to Solomon Islands
Region Russell Islands
Native speakers
1,800 (1999)[1]
Central Solomons
  • Lavukaleve
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lvk
Glottolog lavu1241[2]

Lavukaleve is one of the four Central Solomons languages of the Solomon Islands. It is thus assumed to be the descendant of the languages spoken in the Solomon Islands before the spread of the much more numerous Austronesian languages. The name Lavukaleve derives from the ethnonym Lavukal. The Lavukals are the indigenous peoples of the Russell Islands, part of the Solomon Islands Central Province. A comprehensive grammatical description of Lavukaleve was published by the linguist Angela Terrill in 2003.[3]

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  1. ^ Lavukaleve at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lavukaleve". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Terrill, Angela (2003). A Grammar of Lavukaleve. Mouton Grammar Library, 30. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 

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