The Solomon Islands enjoy a rich diversity of language and culture. Recognising the significance of the local language, early missionaries in these islands developed alphabets and published Bible portions, hymnals and liturgies in key languages throughout the country.

Today the work of language development and literacy continues under the leadership of the Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA). In 1978 SIL was invited by SICA to assist local language development projects and the Solomon Islands Translation Advisory Group (SITAG) was formed.

Of the 472,000 Solomon Islanders, 94% of the languages are Melanesian, 4% are Polynesian , 1.5 % Micronesian . The number of individual languages listed for Solomon Islands is 74. Of those, 71 are living languages and 3 have no known speakers.


Contact Info:

Solomon Islands Translation Advisory Group
PO Box 986
Honiara, Solomon Islands
South Pacific

Office - (677) 23646
Director's mobile/cell - (677) 74-94109
Time zone: GMT +11