Kokota is a member of the Western Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 1,200 people on Santa Isabel Island in Isabel Province in the Solomon Islands, particularly in the villages of Ghoveo and Sisigā on the northeast coast of Santa Isabel, and in Hurepelo on the southeast coast. There are also a few speakers of Kokota in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands.
Kokota is also known as Ooe Kokota. It can be written with the Latin script, however there is no standard spelling system, and it is rarely written.
Au bla nakeu banesokeo, tana aḡe ira mane ta zuke leba. Ḡela arahi ka vaka kabanina amerika aḡe hodiau banesokeo. Rauru raasalo, kepmasi. Ne la aunau sare. Au bla ge au ka frin̄hena mane amerika re maḡra maneri gu ḡaugu rasalo eu.
I was living in Banesokeo, then the men came to look for labor. So I was on an American company ship that took me fom Banesokeo. We went seaward to Russell, Cape Masi. I went and stayed there. Staying and staying in the work of those American men in the fight. Like that, living on Russell.
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