Authored by: Deborah Hill

The Oceanic Languages

Print publication date:  December  2001
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780700711284
eBook ISBN: 9780203820384
Adobe ISBN: 9781136749858


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Longgu is a Southeast Solomonic language spoken on the northeastern coast of Guadalcanal by around 1500 speakers. The area in which Longgu is spoken consists of a number of large coastal villages called Longgu, Totongo and Bambasu, and an area known as Nangali located further inland of Longgu. With the exception of Marau (like Longgu, a South Cristobal-Malaitan language; Lichtenberk 1988a:43), located on the eastern tip of Guadalcanal, the Longgu area is surrounded by speakers of Guadalcanal-Nggelic languages. The description here is based on Hill (1992).

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