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SANTA CRUZ ( Natögu, Nendö, Nambakaengö, Mbanua )

Spoken by 5,899 people in Santa Cruz Island, Eastern Solomon Islands
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MELEMUGE mako wuu,
Nep ka Te.
Maboielen na om.
Ma tuti detuem nanida maka in na apule wuu.
Tuam abunaga bage dakanano na taplete ma abunaga.
Ava aipteo aluege apule nige aipteo aluede.
Baku vele bame nige mana vaika;
Amilua nige mana vaioajal.
Mabonielen, ie mallet, ie nile,
ti io ti io. Amen.

Source: "Dictionary and Grammar of the Language of Saa and Ulawa, Solomon Islands" by Walter G. Ivens, M.A., Washington, 1918.
(The LORD'S PRAYER in Twenty-four Languages as used in the DIOCESE OF MELANESIA among the Islands of the South Pacific, pp. 155-156. Printed at the Melanesian Mission Press, British Solomon Islands. 1926.
http://anglicanhistory.org/oceania/lords_prayer1926.html
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