ꞌAreꞌare belongs to Southeast Solomonic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken in Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands by about 18,000 people, particularly in the south of Malaita Island, and also in the northwest of South Malaita island, and in the east of Guadalcanal Island.

ꞌAreꞌare is also known as Areare or ’Āre’āre. Dialects include Are, Aiaisii, Woo, Iꞌiaa, Tarapaina, Mareho and Marau.

ꞌAreꞌare is written with the Latin alphabet, although there is no standard spelling system. Parts of the Bible has been translated into ꞌAreꞌare between 1957 and 2008, and a dictionary of the language was published in 1970.

ꞌAreꞌare alphabet and pronunciation

ꞌAreꞌare alphabet and pronunciation

Download an ꞌAreꞌare alphabet chart (Excel)


Long vowels are marked with a macron (ā).

Sample videos in ꞌAreꞌare


Information about ꞌAreꞌare

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