Languages

Gumawana

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Introduction

Gumawana is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, Esa’ala district, Amphlett Islands, about 25 islands north of Fergusson. 7 villages. .

Dialects

Gumawana, Kotoita, Nubogeta. Lexical similarity: 48% with Galeya (See: Galeya?), 47% with Dobu (See: Dobu) (most similar).

The Gumawana Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekani
to blowtowo, uwa
to breathelisi
to burngabu
to buygimona, gimone
to chewkauli
to choosekinava, kinave
to climbmwera, tuko
to comema
to cookvaipolu
to countkatuyaivina
to crytaiya
to cut, hackgesi
to die, be deadkamasa
to digeli
to dreamkanamimi
to drinknim
to eatkaika
to fallmauwo
to fearmatoita
to flowdau
to flyyova
to growbibina
to hearnowo
to hidevamou
to hitlauwo
to holdyoisi, yoita
to huntvakauko
to killkaumata
to know, be knowledgeableyagoi
to laughvanama
to lie downmasisi
to live, be alivema yawoina
to open, uncoverkatupaeva, katupaeve
to plantsopu, sopuna
to pound, beattutu
to saydigo
to scratchvalu
to seegita
to sewgiluma
to sittusobu
to sleepmasisi
to sniff, smellsamkone
to spitgiwala
to splittasesala, taseseli
to squeezebibi
to stab, pierceginubaku
to standtaoya
to stealvainawana
to swellsapala
to swimkaya
to thinknuwonuwana
to throwlave, lova
to tie up, fastenyowana
to walkketoiya
to vomitlagoba
to workbagula, baguli
to yawnkamova

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