Languages

Saliba

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Introduction

Saliba is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, China strait, Sariba and Rogeia islands, mainland across from Rogeia island. .

Dialects

Loga, Saliba. Distinct from Suau (See: Suau).

The Saliba Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekalasi, kapulau
to blowlotalu, towa, yuhi
to breatheyawasi
to burnkala
to buyhemaisa
to chewnau (lohi)
to choosekaisunuwai
to climbmwalae
to comelao-ma
to cookliga
to counthasili
to crydou
to cut, hackboli
to die, be deadmate, mwaloi
to diggiyali, keli, sala, tudai
to dreamkeno suwai, yaoyaowa
to drinknuma
to eatheyawasi, kai, namnam
to fallbeku
to fearmatausi
to flowdidi
to flyloi
to growkini
to hearlapui
to hidekeno-wadam
to hitkoi
to holdkabi
to hunthalo
to killunui
to know, be knowledgeablekata
to laughmaluhi
to lie downkeno
to live, be alivemauli
to open, uncoversoke
to plantkuma
to pound, beattutu
to sayhedede, wane
to scratchgamoli, yasai
to seekaikewa, kita
to sewbodi
to shootlusa
to sittuli
to sleepkeno
to sniff, smellpane
to spitkaiso
to splitigali
to squeezetam
to stab, piercesikwa
to standtolo
to stealkaiwahali
to suckmumusi
to swellbogaboga, seses
to swimtuba
to thinknuwatu
to throwtu
to tie up, fastenpai
to walklao, yona
to vomitmaliwai
to workpaisowa
to yawnmawahi

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