Äiwoo

Äiwoo
Native to Solomon Islands
Region Santa Cruz Islands, eastern Solomons, Temotu Province.
Coordinates

10°13′S 166°12′E / 10.217°S 166.200°E / -10.217; 166.200

Native speakers 8,400  (1999)Template:Infobox language/ref
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nfl
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Äiwoo is a language spoken in the Reef Islands and Nendö (Santa Cruz Islands), both part of the Temotu Province in the Eastern Solomon Islands.

The language

Äiwoo belongs to the Reef Islands – Santa Cruz languages, a member of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian language family. It is the largest of the Reef Islands – Santa Cruz languages with approximately 8000 native speakers, mainly in the Ngawa district and the island Ngäsinue in the Reef Islands, but also in some villages of Nendö, like Kala Bay, recently established communities in the capital, Honiara, like White River, and some speakers in Vanikoro.


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