Languages

Vaeakau-Taumako

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Introduction

Vaeakau-Taumako is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Duff and Reef islands, Matema, Taumako, Nupani, Nukapu, Pileni, and Nifiloli. .

Dialects

Aua, Matema, Nukapu, Nupani, Pileni, Taumako (Duff). Pileni and Taumako differ in significant ways.

The Vaeakau-Taumako Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteesia, ngalia, usia
to blowvengia
to breathemanava
to burnkhaa, ula
to buytauia
to chewkamu, maia
to choosehilihilia
to climbkake
to comeau
to cookthunu, tunaa
to countphaua
to cryknghaa, tangi
to cut, hackelea, motia
to die, be deadmate
to digkali, kelia
to dreammihi
to drinkinu, inumia
to eatkai
to fallemo, meu
to fearmathaku
to flowthahe
to flylele
to growthupu
to hearlongo
to hidemuni
to hittaia
to holdpikia
to killtaia, tamatea
to know, be knowledgeableilo, iloa
to laughkata
to lie downtakoto
to live, be alivemauli
to open, uncoverahangia, hukea
to plantthoo, tokia
to saytukua
to scratchmaŋeo
to seekutea
to sewatoato, tohia
to shoothana, hanaia
to sitnoho
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellnamu
to spitivalea, phuia
to splithangaa, mahaa
to squeezetauia, vakaia
to stab, pierceukia
to standthuu
to stealkaia
to suckmihikia
to swellpuku
to swimkau
to thinkhinga, mnatua
to throwsili
to tie up, fastenhihia.
to turntahuli
to walkhehoaki, kau
to vomitlua
to workanga
to yawn

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