Languages

Tikopia

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Introduction

Tikopia is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Temotu Province, Tikopia island, Vanikoro, Santa Cruz, and Makira island settlements. .

Dialects

Related to Anuta (See: Anuta).

The Tikopia Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekati, ngau, uti, uuti
to blowangi
to breathemaanava
to burntafu, tutu
to chewngau
to choosefiri
to climbkake
to comeau
to cooktao
to countrau, tau
to crytangi
to cut, hackfasi/a, kokoti, sere, tuu
to die, be deadmate
to digkeri
to dreammiti
to drinkinu
to eatkai
to fallsinga
to fearmataku
to flowranu
to flyrere
to growtupu
to hearrogo
to hidefuna
to hitpaa, sasa, taa, tuki
to holdfesu, kuku, puke, sapo
to huntfara, turi
to killta
to know, be knowledgeableiloa, iroa, poto
to laughkata
to lie downmoe
to live, be aliveora
to open, uncoverafaafa
to planttoo
to pound, beattuki
to saymuna
to scratchmaƋiso
to seekite, ma/mata/
to sewtui
to shootfana
to sitnofo
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellsongi
to spitaanu
to splitfaa/i
to squeezeku/kumi/
to stab, pierceso/soka, suki
to standtuu
to stealkaia
to suckmiti, puku
to swellfura
to swimka(ka)u, kakau
to thinkmaanatu
to tie up, fastenfau, noa, rii
to turnpare
to walksaere, taafau, tahao
to vomitrua
to workngaua, sanga
to yawnmava

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