Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Language Stats


English status National language. Bible 1382-1989. 1989
Languages Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English (official; but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population); 120 indigenous languages 2008
Languages > A note 120 indigenous languages 2003
Linguistic diversity index 0.965 2009 3rd out of 200
Major language(s) English (official), Melanesian dialects 2013


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