Languages

Cheke Holo

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Introduction

Cheke Holo is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Central Santa Isabel island, on Maringe side, Gnulahaghe village southeast to Kuma’ihaui; Kia district, Hograno coast villages; Gao-Bughotu region, scattered villages. .

Dialects

Hograno (Hogirano), Maringe (Maringhe).

The Cheke Holo Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekakathu, kakhatu
to blowgagahafa, ifu, nuinuri
to breathephanga, phaphaŋa
to burnñubra, hmɔbɔ, tunu
to buyfoli
to chewehu
to choosefahi
to climbgrafa, haghe
to comemei
to cookgahu
to countae'ahe, kaha, kakaha
to crytahni
to cut, hackfala, kukusu, rave, tɔkha, toka
to die, be deadlehe
to digdɔkha, dokha
to dreammifi
to drinkkɔʔu, ko'u
to eatɣamu, ghamu
to fallkhɔkɔ, uka
to fearhmaɣu, hmaghu
to flowbritha, elɔ, guɣuɣu
to flyflalɔ, flalo, khare, sisimi
to growkhotu
to hearfanɔhmɔ, nɔhmi, nohmi
to hidephoru
to hita'aknu, aʔaknu, pɔphɔma
to hold[lou]loku, kikina, lɔhlɔku, lɔlɔku, lohlɔku
to hunthili
to killfalehe, falehei, falelehe
to know, be knowledgeablelalase, lasei, lāsei
to laugh[mae]ma'e, maʔe
to lie downfaklɔhlɔ, lughu, thuru
to live, be alivekahra, kāhra
to open, uncoverfehra, tora
to plantja'i, jo'u
to pound, beattuge
to saycheke, čeke
to scratchɣarɔ, gharo
to seefifilɔ, filɔi, filo
to sewsusuki
to shootfada
to sithñɔkrɔ, hgnokro
to sleepthuru
to sniff, smellgnahngi, gnahngo, siri, sisiri
to spitkmisu
to splitaʔahla
to squeezepɔphɔĵi, pɔĵi, poji, pophoĵi
to stab, piercechuru, ĵaʔini
to standkegra, khegra
to stealblau
to suckchubo, čubɔ
to swellhuge, pupuku
to swimaflo, apu, sisiu, taɔ, tao
to think[ghao]ghato, ɣaɔɣathɔ, hiɔhirɔ
to throwfada, koko
to tie up, fasten[pi]pigla, haru, pipigia, pipigla
to turnfifigri, fikhei, kale
to walkhaɣe kliña, jaoja'o, sɔru, sukha, sukha pari, tei, tei pari, teitei, ĵaĵalɔ
to vomitlu'a, luʔa
to worklɔku, loku
to yawnhohoa

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