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Hoava

Hoava is member of the New Georgia branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family spoken mainly on New Georgia island in the Solomon Islands, and also in Western Province, North Marovo lagoon. In 1999 there were 460 speakers of Hoava. Hoava is considered a dialect of Hoava-Kusaghe. Many Hoava speakers also speak English, Roviana, Marovo and Pijin.

Hoava alphabet and pronunciation

Hoava alphabet and pronunciation

The /ŋ/ sound is also written ṉ.

Download an alphabet chart for Hoava (Excel)

Corrections by Frank Kulak

Sample text

Taloa ria maqoru pa Ramata ra, maqoru tadi hinaquru, karua, la pa Podokana, taloa pita-e na neba, ṉari.

Translation

The war canoes left Ramata, war canoes of girls, two of them, went to Podokana to look for cut nuts, ngali nuts.

Sample text provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Hoava

Links

Information about Hoava
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoava_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/hoa/
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/208085
https://abvd.shh.mpg.de/austronesian/language.php?id=54

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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