Languages

Wuvulu-Aua

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Introduction

Wuvulu-Aua is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Western Manus Province, Aua, Durour, Maty, and Wuvulu islands. .

Dialects

Aua, Wuvulu (Wuu). Dialects nearly identical.

The Wuvulu-Aua Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitetalu
to blowukuf-ia
to breatheona fawenau
to burnalu-ia
to buyponoʔ-ia
to chewxaweʔ-ia
to choosemaʔi
to climbfane
to comemai
to cookunu
to countwakei
to cryai
to cut, hackwaʔa-ia
to die, be deadmaʔe
to digaki
to dreammefi
to drinkinu
to eatanana
to fallpati
to fearmaʔau
to flyfilau
to growamapu
to hearkuai
to hideopaʔai
to hitafuk-ia
to holdpaloko
to killfoʔa-ia
to know, be knowledgeableapaʔ-ia
to laughfali
to live, be alivemamaʔa
to open, uncover[onolao]
to plantfaxo-ia
to saywake-ia
to scratchnefi-a
to seefanunu, maʔa-ia
to shootnafaʔ-ia
to sitkuta
to sleepmaʔiku
to sniff, smellato
to spitui
to splitfalak-ia
to squeezeapiʔ-ia
to stab, pierceotome-ia
to standofalakai, ufalakai
to stealtopaʔai
to swellpopola
to swimtiki
to thinknakanaka-ia
to throwtumin-ia
to tie up, fastenkokoʔin-ia
to turnfanunumai
to walkoʔali, oʔatatalai
to vomitmumuʔa
to workbiki
to yawnmamawa

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