Owa language

Owa language
Santa Ana
Spoken in Solomon Islands
Native speakers 8400  (date missing)
Language family
Owa Raha
Owa Riki
Language codes
ISO 639-3 stn

The Owa language is a language of the Solomon Islands. It is part of the same dialect chain as Kahua, and shares the various alternate names of that dialect.


Owa is a member of the family of San Cristobal languages, and is spoken in the southern part of the island of Makira, formerly known as San Cristobal, as well as Santa Ana and Santa Catalina islands in the Solomon Islands. It was formerly called Santa Ana, under which name several Anglican publications of the Church of Melanesia have been printed in this language from 1938 to the present.

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