Languages

Vitu

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Introduction

Vitu is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in West New Britain Province, Talasea district, Vitu and Mudua islands off northwest coast. .

Dialects

2 or 3 dialects. Mudua Island variety may be a separate language. Related to Uneapa (See: Uneapa?).

The Vitu Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitewarihara
to blowkavili
to breatheǥivu
to burnkalakala
to buykade
to chewmama
to choosemaki
to climbḏaǥe
to comemai
to cookǥulo', tunu
to countǥaḏenia
to cryǥaloho
to cut, hackdopia
to die, be deadmate
to digǥovi
to dreammaŋi|nuvia
to drinkǥinu
to eatǥani
to falldua, poke
to fearǥatewawani
to flowmaliki
to flybebe
to growgaluḏu
to hearloŋo
to hideparizigi
to hittutuǥia, waritutu
to holdpaǥoria
to huntpaŋo
to killǥubi
to know, be knowledgeablelala
to laughnoŋo
to lie downlama
to live, be alivemaǥuri
to plantvaḏaǥia
to pound, beathubi
to saytania
to scratchkoria
to seeǥada
to sewturia
to shootrabebenia
to sitmia
to sleepŋoro
to sniff, smellḏuŋia
to spitlivoroka
to splitǥutuwalagia
to squeezebebeǥia
to stab, piercepandea
to standmadi
to stealwanaǥo
to suckḏuḏu
to swellbubu, wata
to swimǥuḏu
to thinklohoi
to throwvoḏo
to tie up, fastenvutuǥia
to walkvana
to vomitlua
to workḏaǥaḏaǥa
to yawnmaraŋavi

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