Languages

Tuamotuan

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Introduction

Tuamotuan is a language of French Polynesia. It is spoken in Tuamotu, Tahiti. .

Dialects

Fangatau (Tupitimoake), Marangai, Napuka, Parata (Putahi), Reao, Tapuhoe, Vahitu. Lexical similarity: 83% with Rarotongan (See: Rarotongan), 77% with Hawaiian (See: Hawaiian).

The Tuamotuan Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekati
to blowaŋi, farara, harara, paa, puhi
to breathehaa, haa/haa, manava, ŋaa
to burntahu, tuŋi
to buyhoko
to chewŋau
to choosekoikoi
to climbkake
to come(haere) mai
to cooktao
to crytaŋi
to cut, hackihi, kokoti
to die, be deadmate, pohe
to digkeri
to dreammoemoeaa
to drinkinu
to eatkai
to fallhiŋa, makiri, marere, topa
to fearmataku
to flowtahe
to flyrere
to growtupu
to hearroŋo
to hidetaahuna
to hitpaki, papaki, patu, taa, tuki
to holdtaŋo
to huntakuaku
to killpatu, taparahi
to know, be knowledgeablekite, maatau
to laughkata
to lie downtakoto
to live, be aliveora
to open, uncoverheheu
to planttanu
to pound, beattuki
to sayparau
to scratchra/raku/, raku
to seekite
to sewtui
to shootfana, hana
to sitnoho
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellhoŋi
to spitanu, tufa, tuha
to splitmaataataa, tapahi, ŋa/faa
to squeezeŋiŋiti
to stab, piercehoka, huki
to standtuu
to stealkeiaa
to suckmiti, momi, omo, ŋoŋo
to swellkoropuupuu
to swimkau
to thinkmahara
to throwmaka, tiri, toro
to tie up, fastenfau, hau, hiitiki, rii
to turnhuri
to walkhaere
to vomitruua/ki
to workhaŋa
to yawnhaamama

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