Languages

Gapapaiwa

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Introduction

Gapapaiwa is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, Makamaka district, Cape Vogel south coast, inland on Ruaba river. .

Dialects

East Gapa, West Paiwa. Lexical similarity: 73% with Ghayavi (See: Ghayavi?) (Boanaki dialect most similar).

The Gapapaiwa Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekanikani
to blowuvena
to breatheia-m ke-tawetawe
to burnkapukapu-ni
to comekepis
to cookgibugibu-i
to countiyiyava
to crytou
to cut, hackdedara, tara
to die, be deadrabobo
to digyabayaba-i
to drinkke-omai
to eatkanikani
to fallpeku
to fearyabʰumana
to flyrovorovo
to hearke-vianei
to hitke-ravi
to holdvovotani
to huntyebaɣa
to killkivunu
to know, be knowledgeablekovi
to laughkevinama
to lie downke-kena
to live, be aliveyawayawa-na
to sayke-visisia
to scratchgiugiu-ra
to seeke-kita
to sewke-popoi
to shootke-tona
to sitke-makai
to sleepke-kena
to sniff, smellyoni
to spitkanu
to splitriɣa-i
to squeezebotoboto-i, vorovoro-i
to stab, pierceke-tona
to standke-vomʷiri
to suckso-i
to swellgʷaru
to swimke-yeka
to thinkaninotanota
to throwtawetawe-i
to tie up, fastenke-kuni
to turnkevikivirem
to walkbʰabʰa
to vomitgoroa
to workbʰagibʰagi
to yawn

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