Cheke Holo

Cheke Holo is a member of the Oceanic branch of Malayo-Polynesian languages. It is spoken by about 10,800 people at the east end of Santa Isabel Island in Isabel Province of the Solomon Islands, particularly around the Maringe lagoon on the north coast and in the Hograno region on the south coast.

The language is also known as Cheke Tahati, Maringe or Mariŋe, A'ara, Holo or Kubonitu. There are two dialects: Maringe and Hograno. It is written with Latin alphabet, and there is some written material in the language, including a dictionary, grammar and translations of religious works.

Cheke Holo alphabet and pronunciation

Cheke Holo alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Mae Jisas ne cheke eghu, “Kate tarai na, ghotilo cheke eghu, “ ‘Mama, ghehati magnahaghei te ghatho tahuni nanghamu te blahi. Ghehati magnahaghe nigho te mei funei fruni ghami.
  2. Tusu mei ghemi gano te nabagna narane igne.
  3. Hata fadeleidi tami nakhibomi gre, eigna ghehati mala jaola hata fadelei nakhibodi iheire te fadiꞌa ranghi ghami. Thosei snakreni kaisei glepo mala mei fariuriu ghami.’ ”


Translation (English)

  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Source: Bible Gateway

Sample videos in Cheke Holo

Information about Cheke Holo | Numbers | Tower of Babel


Information about Cheke Holo

Oceanic languages

Adzera, Ahamb, Äiwoo, Aneityum, Apma, Araki, Are, ’Auhelawa, Avava, Babatana, Bariai, Bola, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Caac, Cheke Holo, Dorig, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Hoava, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Lakon, Lehali, Lenakel, Lewo, Lote, Lo-Toga, Löyöp, Marovo, Maskelynes, Mato, Mavea, Mono-Alu, Motu, Mussau-Emira, Mwotlap, Nafsan, Nahavaq, Namakura, Nanggu, Nduke, Neve‘ei, Neverver, Ninde, North Efate, Nume, Paamese, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Ske, Tamambo, Tami, Teanu, Tigak, Tirax, Tolai, Touo, Ubir, Ughele, Uneapa, Vatlongos, Vitu, Vurës, Western Fijian, Yabem, Yapese

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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