Spoken L1 Language: Roviana

Comments on subclassification

Karen Davis 2003: 5 Michael Dunn and Malcolm Ross 2007: 216

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Roviana (rug-rug) = 3 (Wider communication). Lingua franca before 1880, especially for church purposes in the Western Province. Widely used as a trade language before the colonial era beginning in 1880.
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