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Halia

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Introduction

Halia is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Bougainville Province, North Bougainville district, Buka island east coast; Selau Peninsula, Cartaret Islands. .

Dialects

Hanahan, Hangan, Selau, Touloun (Tulon, Tulun). Tryon (1990) says distinct from Takuu (See: Takuu) (Nukuria) and Luangiua (Ontong Java (See: Ontong Java)) in Solomon Islands. Users have contact with Luangiua.

The Halia Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitewikoto
to blowlomlomo wut
to breathewosa
to burntura ats, watsi
to chewkorayia
to comelama
to cookrakuna, wagollo na turu, wuna turu
to cryngara
to die, be deadmati
to dreamtsuna sowo
to drinkwana
to eatnuna
to flyapena tapara
to growrei galana
to hearrongono
to killatung
to know, be knowledgeableatina
to laughgol
to live, be alivetutu
to open, uncoverkabta matirma
to plantlaba kumal
to sayranga
to scratchmakalana
to seetara
to sitgumna
to sleepsowo
to sniff, smellsoka na ka
to spitkönömsö
to squeezepots
to standturna
to stealkopna
to swimtsubu
to tie up, fastenkits
to walkla, tatala
to vomitluwa
to yawnmumoa

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