Sa'a is a member of the Southeast Solomonic group of Oceanic languages. It is spoken by about 12,000 people on South Malaita and Ulawa islands in Makira Ulawa Province of the Solomon Islands, particularly in the village of Sa'a on the southeast coast of South Malaita island.

Sa'a is also known as Saa, South Malaita or Apae'aa. It is written with the Latin alphabet.

Sa'a alphabet and pronunciation

Sa'a alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Sa'a (PDF)


Other letters may be used in words borrowed from other languages.

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

  1. Oto a Jisas ko teꞌuri hunire, “Maholo omu ko aarengaꞌi, omu ke ere uurini. Mamaꞌa, Mwala ke haꞌamaꞌu aana satamu. Aalahanga iꞌoe ke lae mai.
  2. O ke niie mai huniꞌemi suli hei dinge, mo ngeulaa e adona dinge ngeena.
  3. O ke saeꞌaasie huniꞌemi mo oorahaꞌaa iꞌemi, aana emi ko saeꞌaasie noꞌone mo roroꞌanga taꞌena nga iini ko deu huꞌisiꞌemi. Na mwaanie o toliꞌaasiꞌemi huni oorahaꞌaa maholo malaahongalamami ko lae.”



  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.


Video in Sa'a


Information about the Sa'a language'a_language

Southeast Solomonic languages

ꞌAreꞌare, Arosi, Gela, Ghari, Kahua, Kwaio, Kwara’ae, Lau, Lengo, Longgu, Oroha, Owa, Sa'a, Santa Cruz, Talise

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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