Languages

Owa

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Introduction

Owa is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in South Makira, San Cristobal; Santa Anna and Santa Catalina islands. .

Dialects

Santa Anna (Owa Raha), Santa Catalina (Owa Riki), Tawarafa (Star Harbour). Part of dialect chain that includes Kahua (See: Kahua).

The Owa Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteɣara
to blowufi
to breathemanawa
to burnrata
to climbakau
to comerao mai
to counttoma
to cryaŋi
to cut, hackfara, retea, tapi, tapia
to die, be deadmae
to digtapa
to dreammauru tai
to drinktono
to eatŋau
to fallapur..., apuri, wota
to fearmaɣufa
to floweafe, mʷaɣanu
to flyɣafa, ɣāfa, raŋo
to hearroŋo
to hitaofi, ramwosi
to holdfere..., feresia
to huntfaɣawasi
to killnafu
to know, be knowledgeableɣirara
to laughmamana
to lie downta..., tao
to live, be aliveetafitafi, tafiŋa
to saywoi
to scratchɣaɣaro
to seereɣia
to sewtaia, tei
to sitoɣa
to sleepmauru
to sniff, smellsiɣini, siɣinia
to spitmisu
to splitafasita
to squeezerosi, rosi...
to stab, piercerupu, rupuɣia
to standura
to stealfanaɣo
to sucknuɣu
to swellfu..., pwopwori
to swimarasi, manū
to thinktako
to tie up, fastenpʷaroa, raku
to turnriri
to walkakau, tawa|raɣo|fa, taworaofa, wato
to vomitmomoa
to worktaɣara, to..
to yawn

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