Languages

Goodenough, West

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Introduction

Goodenough, West is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, Goodenough island west coast. .

Dialects

Awale, Central Diodio, Giwau, Iauiaula, Miyalabi, Molata, Utalo. Lexical similarity: 66% with Bwaidoka (See: Bwaidoka) (most similar).

The Goodenough, West Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteaiyova ya
to blowbolimana imadumaduya
to breatheyawai
to burntui
to chewkau
to comeiyenaenai
to cookvetaova
to countsawa
to crytayia
to cut, hackaitalaya
to die, be deadanika
to digaiyala
to dreamavaita
to drinkyuya
to eata'au
to fearmatauta
to flyyaveya
to growtabo
to hearnoyala
to hitlutafi
to holdabi
to huntveyaluyeta
to killmunuya
to know, be knowledgeablealamana
to laughvelaiya
to live, be aliveyawayawana
to open, uncoveraiyavya
to saywonawona
to scratchmwadayini
to seeita
to sewaiyonaonaya
to sitivetoya
to sleepdauva
to sniff, smellmayana
to splitlauyalala
to squeezeabuyoya
to stab, pierceaiyonaya
to standmidimididi
to sucksusu
to swelltubuya
to swimtowa
to throwseya
to tie up, fastenyoyo
to turnkivila
to walknaudadana
to vomitovala
to workfaisewa
to yawnawamoyova

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