Languages

Rakahanga-Manihiki

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Introduction

Rakahanga-Manihiki is a language of Cook Islands. It is spoken in Northern Cook Islands, Rakahanga and Manihiki islands. Also in New Zealand. .

Dialects

Limited intelligibility of Rarotongan (See: Rarotongan).

The Rakahanga-Manihiki Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekakati
to blowpupuhi
to breathehakaea, maanava
to burnkaa, tutu
to chewngaungau
to climbpiki
to comearo, haere mai, hano mai, nau mai, romai, tau mai
to cooktunu, tō
to counttaale, tatauanga
to crytangi, tatangi
to die, be deadhiti, mate
to digkeri, keru
to dreammoemoeaa, rikamoe
to drinkinu
to eatkai, kaikai
to falltopa
to fearmaatataku, mataku
to flowheheke
to flyrere
to hearfakarongo, hakaronga, langona
to hidepunipuni
to hithuataa, lutu, patu, tuki, uu
to holdmau
to huntlanga (kavou)
to killpatu, pehi ki te toka, taa, taamate
to know, be knowledgeablekite, maarama
to laughkata
to lie downroharoha, takato
to live, be alivemaalohilohi, ora
to sayki
to scratchparaku, raraku
to seetiti tiro, titiro
to sewruru (ruuruu?), tuitui
to shootfana, pupuhi
to sitnoho
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellfakahongi, haunga
to spithuuvare, puaki
to splithakakee, hakamangamanga, tete, vaahi
to squeezehakaoo, roromi, tatau
to stab, piercepaatiatia, pupuhi, velo, vero
to standtuu
to stealkaiaa
to suckfakaroroma, miti(miti), ngote
to swellhakaea, puena
to swimhopu vai, hopuhopu, kaukau
to think(haka)mahara, hakamanako, maharahara
to throwfakamui, hakamui
to tie up, fastenhele, lii, nati, nonoa, taapeka
to turn(faka)ue, (pa)pale, fakaninihi, huri
to walkhaere
to vomitruaki
to workangaanga
to yawnhaamama

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