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Fagauvea

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Introduction

Fagauvea is a language of New Caledonia. It is spoken in Loyalty Islands, Ouvea Atoll, north and south. .

Dialects

Related to Wallisian (See: Wallisian), but 3 centuries of contact with Iaai (See: Iaai) have resulted in significant phonological and lexical differences.

The Fagauvea Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteuu, uutia
to blowangi/angi
to burntafu/na
to buytaui, tauia
to chewngau-a
to climbkake
to come'au mai
to cooktao/na
to crytangi
to cut, hackisi/a, tuu/tia
to die, be deadmate
to digkeli/a
to dreammiti
to drinkinu
to eatkai
to fallsinga
to fearmataku
to flylele
to growsomo
to hearlongo/na
to laughkata
to live, be alivemaauli
to open, uncoverafagia
to planttokia
to scratchalati/a
to seekite-a
to sewtui/a
to shootfana
to sithnoo
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellsongi, songia
to splitmafaa
to squeezelomi/a
to stab, piercesuki
to standtuu
to stealkaia
to swimkakau, kaua
to tie up, fastenlii-tia
to walkhaele
to vomitlu/lua/
to yawn

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