Kwara’ae

Kwara’ae is a member of the Oceanic branch of Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 32,400 people mainly on Malaita Island in Malaita Province of the Solomon Islands. There are also speakers of Kwara’ae near Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal. It is the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Solomon Islands.

Kwara’ae is also known as Fiu, Fui, Kwaraqae or Qara'ae. It is written with the Latin script and there is some literature in the language, including a dictionary, grammar and a translation of the New Testament.

Kwara’ae alphabet and pronunciation

Kwara’ae alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

Download an alphabet chart for Kwara’ae (Excel)

Sample text

Raoa nau fuana God nia uri, fuaku ka manata mamana Nia ma ku mauabu Nia, ma ku liana teoliu Nia ana siraku taifau, ma ana manatalaku taifau, ma ana maurilaku taifau, ma fainia ramolaku taifau, nau ke sasi na ru aabu fuana, ku fatalea Nia, ku fitoana mamana Nia, ku foo fuana, ku fu'usidoe ana Satana Abu ma ana Fatalana, ma ku rao mamana fuana sulia boni nau ki, dao ana maea.

Source: http://anglicanhistory.org/oceania/na_sata1953.html

Videos in Kwara’ae

Information Kwara’ae | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Kwara’ae
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwara’ae_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/kwf
https://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/5755

Oceanic languages

Adzera, Äiwoo, Ajië, Aneityum, Apma, Are, ’Auhelawa, Bola, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Cheke Holo, Daakaka, Drehu, Ghari, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Iaai, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Kwara’ae, Lehali, Lote, Löyöp, Maskelynes, Mato, Motu, Mwotlap, Ndrumbea, Nengone, Neverver, Nyelâyu, Paamese, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Tamambo, Tami, Tigak, Tolai, Ubir, Ughele, Vitu, Vurës, Western Fijian, Xârâcùù, Yabem, Yapese

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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