Languages

Manam

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Introduction

Manam is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Madang Province, Bogia district, Manam and Boesa islands, Sepa and Wanami on adjacent mainland. .

Dialects

Wanami. Related to Wogeo (See: Wogeo), Biem (See: Biem?), Sepa (See: Sepa?), and Medebur (See: Medebur?).

The Manam Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔarati
to bloweuri
to breathewasa doʔɪ
to burnmʷamʷa
to chewkisa
to choosekeliaki
to climbeneʔi
to comemai
to cookmʷamʷa
to countware
to crytaŋ
to cut, hacktoto
to die, be deadmate
to digʔeli
to drinksiŋ
to eatʔaŋ, mʷanaʔo
to falltamoŋ, tapulo
to feartaburi
to flyroró, royo
to growmoga
to hearloŋo
to hidekoma
to hituni
to holddoʔi
to huntŋado
to killu matei
to know, be knowledgeableʔawa
to laughau
to lie downeno
to open, uncoverkaka, oásari
to planttanotano
to pound, beattutuʔi
to saypile
to scratchʔuare
to seetea
to sewʔalauri
to shootpana
to sittui
to sleepeno
to sniff, smellbou
to spitmʷaŋo
to splitsare
to squeezepisaʔi
to stab, pierceuni
to standsoaʔi
to stealanaʔo
to sucknono
to swellʔauri
to swimŋara
to thinkilo pile
to throwroʔaʔi
to tie up, fastenuau
to turnbalu[ri], buiri
to walkalale
to vomitʔulena
to workʔuari, malipi
to yawnmawa

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