|Native to||Solomon Islands|
|Region||Savo Island, north of Guadalcanal, Central Solomons.|
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.
The Savosavo language has 5 vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and 17 consonants (b, d, g, gh, j, k, l, m, n, gn, ng, p, r, s, t, v, z). This is the Anglican orthography. In the Catholic orthography G is written Q and Gh is written G. In other orthographies Gn is written Ñ and Ng is written N̄.
- Materials on Savosavo are included in the open access Arthur Capell collections (AC1 and AC2) held by Paradisec.
- Wegener, Claudia (2006). "Savosavo body part terminology". Language Sciences. 28 (2–3): 344–359. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2005.11.005.
- Wegener, Claudia. 2008. A grammar of Savosavo, a Papuan language of the Solomon Islands. PhD dissertation, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
- Wegener, Claudia. 2012. A grammar of Savosavo. Berlin: de Gruyter.
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