Languages

Kapingamarangi

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Introduction

Kapingamarangi is a language of Micronesia. It is spoken in Kapingamarangi and Pohnpei islands, Caroline Islands. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 55% with Nukuoro (See: Nukuoro), 54% with Rarotongan (See: Rarotongan), 53% with Samoan (See: Samoan), 51% with Tuamotuan (See: Tuamotuan), 50% with Tahitian (See: Tahitian).

The Kapingamarangi Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekati
to blowangi/angi
to breathemanawa, toki
to burndudu, tungi
to buyhui
to chewngau, ngungu
to choosehili
to climbhiti
to comehani
to cookdaa, tao
to countdau
to crydangi, tangi
to cut, hackdalai, hele, here, tarai, tuu
to die, be deadmade, mate
to diggeli, keri
to dreammidi, miti
to drinkinu
to eatgai
to fallhina, hinga
to fearmadagu
to flowhari
to flymaangi
to hearlongo, rongo
to hitbadu, haka/paki/, patu, ta, tugi
to holdtahi
to killtaliki
to know, be knowledgeableiloo, iroa
to laughkatakata
to lie downmoe
to live, be aliveora
to planttanu
to pound, beattugi
to saytapa
to scratchllagu, lodi
to seemada
to sewdui, tui
to sitnoho
to sleepkhi
to sniff, smellhongi, tuŋu
to spitpui
to splitmahaa
to squeezehakapui
to stab, piercedaalo, hugi
to standduu, tuu
to stealgaihaa
to sucku
to swellhaka/hura/ ki taha
to swimkau
to thinkhakapau
to throwdili, maka, tiri
to tie up, fastenhau
to turnmagau
to walkhaele, haere, heehee, taahao
to vomitlua/luai, rua/rua
to yawn

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