||Austro-Tai, East Malayo-Polynesian
|This language has
|Its Frequency index is
||0.398162813 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
|The language has these sounds:
||Kwaio is spoken in the central mountains on Malaita, Solomon Islands. Stress is usually penultimate. Labialized velars only contrast before unrounded vowels. /l/ is an alveolar flap before high vowels. /w/ only occurs morpheme-initially and is in almost complementary distribution with the labialized velar nasal.
||Keesing, R.M. 1985. Kwaio Grammar. Pacific Linguistics series B, no. 88. Department of Linguistics Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.