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Sikaiana

Sikaiana is a Polynesian language spoken on Sikaiana in the central Solomon Islands by about 730 people (in 1999). There are also Sikaiana speakers in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands.

A Sikaiana dictionary was produced by Arthur Capell in 1935 which includes vocabulary, grammar and a brief history of the language. Other work on the language was written by William Donner in the 1970s and 80s. There are also some translations in Sikaiana of religious works, such as the Book of Common Prayer.

Sikaiana alphabet and pronunciation

Sikaiana alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

U is pronounced [uw] and I is pronounced [ij] when preceding A.

Download a Sikaiana alphabet chart (Excel)

Sample video in Sikaiana

Information about Sikaiana | Numbers

Links

Information about the Sikaiana language and people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikaiana_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/sky/
http://www.sikaianaarchives.com/
https://www.penn.museum/documents/publications/expedition/PDFs/26-4/Sikaiana.pdf

Polynesian languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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