Languages

Kilivila

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Introduction

Kilivila is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, Trobriand Islands. .

Dialects

Kitava, Sinaketa, Vakuta. Lexical similarity: 68% with Muyuw (See: Muyuw).

The Kilivila Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitegeda
to blowyuvi
to breatheyagisa
to burnkata
to buygimwala
to chewkaui
to choosekila
to climbmwena
to comema, wa
to cooksulu
to countkalawa
to cryvalam
to cut, hackteya
to die, be deadkaliga
to digkeri
to dream-mimi-
to drinkmom
to eatkam
to falldebwali
to fearkokola
to flowsaqaula
to flyyowa
to growkei|tubu
to hearlagi
to hidekatupwana, sikupweni
to hitweya
to holdkipatu
to huntwega
to killkata|mati, katumati
to know, be knowledgeablenukwali
to laughgigila
to lie downkenu
to live, be alivemwamova
to open, uncoverulemwa
to plantvaula
to pound, beatmku
to saylivale
to scratchkwari
to seegisi
to sewbasi
to shootlova
to sitsisu
to sleepmasisi
to sniff, smellsukwani
to spitgiu
to splitwavi
to squeezekipuneni
to stab, pierceginibabi
to standtota
to stealvelau
to sucknunu
to swellulela
to swimkakaya
to thinknanamsa
to throwlai, lova
to tie up, fastenyuwali
to turntovila
to walklola
to vomitlagoba
to workbagula
to yawnkayawasi

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