Languages

Wallisian

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Introduction

Wallisian is a language of Wallis and Futuna. It is spoken in Original home is Uvea island. Also in Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu. .

Dialects

Some dialect divergence between Wallis Islands and New Caledonia. Not functionally intelligible with Tongan (See: Tongan).

The Wallisian Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteu'u
to blowagi(agi), havili, ifi, pu/puhi/
to breathegaàgaà, maanava
to burntutu
to chewlamu, mama
to choosefili
to climbkake
to comea'u
to cookhaka, ta'o
to countlau
to crytagi
to cut, hackfahi, hele, ihi, kamu, tu'u
to die, be deadmate
to dighue, keli
to dreammisi
to drinkinu
to eat'omaki, kai
to fallhiga, malele, mokulu
to fearmataku
to flowhali, tafe
to flylele
to growhomo, tupu
to hearfagono, fanogo, logo
to hidemu(mu)ni
to hithaha, paa, paki, taa, tuki
to holdhapo, kuku, puke, tago
to killtamatei
to know, be knowledgeableìlo/a, mahani, po/poto/
to laughkata
to lie downtakoto
to live, be alivema'uli, ola
to open, uncoverfaài
to planttoo
to pound, beattuki
to scratchalasi
to seesio
to sewtui
to shootfana
to sitnofo
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellhogi
to spitaanu, kisu, puàki
to splitta'aga
to squeezefota, lo/lomi
to stab, piercehoka, huki
to standtu'u
to suckmihi, misi/misi, momi
to swellfu/fula
to swimkakau
to thinkmahalo, manatu
to throwàtu, pèehi
to tie up, fastenlii
to turnfulihi
to walkha'ele, haaere
to vomitlu(lu)a, puàki
to workgaaue, galue, ngaaue
to yawnmamaao

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