Languages

Nehan

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Introduction

Nehan is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Bougainville Province, Nissan island. .

Dialects

Nehan, Pinipel (Pinipin). Not closely related to other languages.

The Nehan Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteet, etir
to blowhag, u
to breatheung, uŋ, uŋa
to burnluh, wa-luh
to buybulau, bulbulau
to chewkorak, som
to choosekedaŋ, malahir
to climbkakaet, mot, moto
to comela|me, lame, lamlame
to cookmoh[o], wasilung, wasuluŋ, wesuluŋ
to countah
to crykiring, kiriŋ
to cut, hackpok, tokot
to die, be deadmat, mate
to digkoh, tawi
to dreamborborian, borboriana
to drinkinum
to eatan[i], en
to falldud, pung, puŋ[a]
to fearsokor, sokoro
to flowsosor
to flyluluh
to growhua, tungar
to hearlongor, loŋor, loŋor[o]
to hideou, tokowaow
to hitatuŋ, haluh, posar
to holdkus
to huntbue, hihip
to killhaluh pos, uelpus
to know, be knowledgeableate, tang iate
to laughwanio, wanio-
to lie downrikin, uatek
to live, be alivetabuar, tua, waŋol
to open, uncoverpuk
to plantleb
to pound, beatsok
to saykotow, kulo, men
to scratchhin, keh
to seebang, baŋ, baŋa
to sewhairi, somap, susuki
to shootpilan, wan, wan[a]
to sittabil, tabil[a]
to sleephohow, hohow[o]
to sniff, smellamuh
to spitlou, low
to splitpolaka, sasang, takpolak
to squeezepos, tiŋia
to stab, piercehaka, sop
to standtur
to stealwenau, wenaw[a], wewenau
to sucknoum, totop
to swellaisiŋ, ising
to swimhuhu, waen
to thinknaman, namana
to throwbak
to tie up, fastenrokos, wenut
to turngel, tapokisi, uageg
to walkla, lala
to vomitlua, luah
to workkale kinale, kalekinale, wok
to yawnham

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