Languages

Sikaiana

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Introduction

Sikaiana is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Central Solomons, Sikaiana atoll. .

Dialects

Similar to Luangiua (See: Ontong Java) (Ontong Java).

The Sikaiana Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitenunu
to blowani/ani
to breathemaanava
to burntutu, tuunia
to buysui
to chewmaamaa
to choosehili
to climbkake
to comehale mai
to cooktao
to countpau
to crytani
to cut, hacksele
to die, be deadmate
to digkeli
to drinkunu
to eatkai
to fallsina
to fearmaka'u, mataku
to flowlele
to flylele
to growsomo, tupu
to hearlono
to hittaa
to holdtaohi
to huntsese
to killtaa
to know, be knowledgeableatamai, iloa
to laughkata
to lie downmoe
to live, be aliveola
to open, uncoveraaha, taalaki
to planttoo/too
to pound, beattuki
to saytātala
to scratchl/laku, laku/laku
to seekite
to sewtui
to sitnoho
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellsaona, sunu
to spitsāvale
to splithā, vae
to squeezek/kumi/
to stab, piercesooka/i, sookai, suki
to standtuu
to stealkaiaa
to suckm(iti)miti, umiumi
to swellhula/hula
to swimkakau, koukou
to thinkhakateletele
to throwpehi
to tie up, fastenhau
to turntahuli
to walkhaele, saele
to vomitlua
to workhekau
to yawn

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