Languages

Motu

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Introduction

Motu is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Central Province, Port Moresby area, coastal villages from Manumanu, Galley Reach, to GabaGaba. .

Dialects

Eastern Motu, Western Motu.

The Motu Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekori-a
to blowhiriria, toa
to breathelaḡa
to burnara-ia
to buyhoi-a
to chewḡaua-ia
to choosehidi-a
to climbdadadae
to comemai
to cooknadu-a
to countduahi-a
to crytai
to cut, hacktara-ia
to die, be deadmase
to digḡei-a
to dreamnihi
to drinkinu-a
to eatani-a
to fallmoru
to feargari
to flowaru
to flyroho
to growtubu
to hearkamonai
to hidehuni-a
to hitbota-ia
to holdkahu-a
to huntlabana
to killala-ia
to know, be knowledgeablediba
to laughkiri
to lie downeno
to live, be alivemauri
to open, uncoverkeho-a
to pound, beatbidi-a
to saygwau, toma
to scratchḡaḡaro-a
to seeita-ia
to sewturi
to shootpidia
to sithelai
to sleepmahuta
to sniff, smellbona-ia
to spitkanudi
to splitpola-ia
to squeezegigi-a
to stab, piercegwadaia
to standgini
to stealhenao
to sucktopo-a
to swellgudu
to swimnahu
to thinklalo-a
to throwtaho-a
to tie up, fastenmata-ia
to turnkerehai
to walkraka
to vomitmumuta
to workḡaukara
to yawnmava

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