RegionSolomon Islands
Native speakers
8,100 (1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mvo

Marovo is an Austronesian language of the Solomon Islands. It is spoken in the New Georgia Group on islands in Marovo Lagoon and on the neighbouring islands of New Georgia, Vangunu and Nggatokae. The usual word order in sentences is verb-subject-object.

Names for local fauna are similar to but still much distinct from those in Roviana (and presumably other New Georgia languages).[2]


  1. ^ Marovo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Read & Moseby (2006)