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.


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


Information about Hoava

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Alorese, Amarasi, Ambai, Ambel, Anuki, Balinese, Banjarese, Batuley, Bengkulu, Bima, Bugis, Bushi, Chamorro, Dawan, Duri, Fijian, Fordata, Galoli, Gayo, Hoava, Iban, Indonesian, Javanese, Kei, Kerinci, Komering, Lamaholot, Lampung, Ledo Kaili, Madurese, Makasarese, Malagasy, Malay, Mamasa, Mandar, Mandar, Mbula, Mentawai, Minangkabau, Mualang, Musi, Ngaju, Nias, Palauan, Sasak, Selaru, Sumbawa, Sundanese, Tetum, Tii, Toqabaqita, Toraja-Sa'dan, Urak Lawoi’, Wamesa, Western Rote, Yamdena

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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