• Language: Leipon
  • Alternate names: Pitilu, Pityilu
  • Language code: lek
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Admiralty Islands, Eastern, Manus, East
  • Number of speakers: 650
  • Script: Category


Leipon is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Manus Province, Lolo Village, Hauwai, Ndrilo, and Pityilu islands.



The Leipon Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitei-eti
to blowwurhi
to breathetucap ŋohosa-n
to burnculmʷi
to comeku|me
to cooktuani
to countd̃uŋhi
to cryteŋ
to cut, hackced̃iti
to die, be deadmet
to digkeyihi
to dreamni|nih
to drinki-lumʷi
to eati-en
to fallcɪpak
to feari-noh
to flyi-woh
to growi-rɪk
to hearhe|rŋe
to hitkotɪ
to holdpotawi
to huntlacoŋ
to killkimet
to know, be knowledgeablehecinen
to laughhɪl
to lie downen|an
to live, be alivehuyan
to planttewi
to saykʷanes
to scratcheb̃ucɪŋi
to seecelŋe
to sewceweti
to shootkose
to sithare
to sleepmender
to sniff, smelltuhuŋ
to splittecile
to squeezeteli
to stab, piercekose
to standceret
to stealpe|hene
to suckcucmʷi
to swelli-huk
to swimkuyey
to thinkhaŋoŋorow
to throwkorhani
to tie up, fastenkowsi
to turnkʷacanɪm
to walkkʷause
to vomiti-re|mot
to workmeŋes
to yawnhol|maw