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.
The /ŋ/ sound is also written ṉ.
Corrections by Frank Kulak
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
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