Languages

Rennell-Bellona

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Introduction

Rennell-Bellona is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Central Solomons, Rennell and Bellona islands. .

Dialects

Munggava (Mugaba, Rennell), Mungiki (Bellona, Bellonese, Mugiki).

The Rennell-Bellona Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteuʔu
to blowangi, aŋi, gubi, pusi, taigi
to breathehaka/maanaba/, manaba, manaba/ànga, ngaa/ekeeke
to burnbeŋa, tutu, tuungia
to buytauì
to chewngau
to choosehigi
to climbkake
to comea'u, aʔu
to cookta'o
to counttau
to crytangi, tāŋi
to cut, hackbaŋa, koti, motu, sege, togi
to die, be deadmate
to digkegi, keŋi
to dreammiti
to drinkb/inu/-mia, binu
to eatkai
to fallto, toiho, too
to fearmataku
to flowmimiŋo, tahe
to flyeba, gege, ŋaŋo, ŋeŋe
to growma/lubu, somo, tupu
to heargoŋo, hakaŋoŋo
to hidemumuni
to hitpaa, paki/a, sasa, taa, tuki, tā, upi
to holdʔoso, pipiki
to huntihoʔaki
to killtaa, tā
to know, be knowledgeableìgo/ìgo, maatino, naʔa
to laughkata
to lie downmoe
to live, be alivema'ugi, maʔuŋi
to open, uncoverhuke
to pound, beattuki
to sayheŋeu, heŋgeu
to scratchaŋaaŋa, aŋgaaŋga
to seekite, mata
to sewlapui, tui
to shoothana
to sitnoho
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellpuìa, soŋisoŋi
to spitŋaʔesu
to splithaʔahaʔa, hahaʔa
to squeezegomi, kukumi, tatau
to stab, piercenunu, soka, suki
to standtu'u, tuʔu
to stealkaiaà, kaiaʔa
to suckmiti, umi
to swellhuhuga, huhuŋa
to swimkakau, kaukau
to thinkmaanatu, teŋeuʔa
to throwtupe
to tie up, fastenha'u, nati, noà, nonoʔa, ŋi
to turntakahugi, takahuŋi
to walkake, hano, iho, sa'ege, sehu
to vomitgua, ŋua
to workhaihekau
to yawnmababa, mamaba

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