• Language: Matukar
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: mjk
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, North New Guinea, Ngero-Vitiaz, Vitiaz, Bel, Nuclear Bel, Northern
  • Number of speakers: 430
  • Script: Category


Matukar is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Madang Province, north of Madang town, Matukar area.


Related to Gedaged (See: Gedaged).

The Matukar Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite-rati
to blow-re
to breathees-meni-
to burnna-ni-ŋgo
to come-soŋ
to cook-gite/ni, -nai, -sara
to countyayaŋani
to cry-tam, -vani-
to cut, hack-tute
to die, be dead-mat
to digsagai
to drink-lumi
to eat-ani
to fear-rer
to hear-noŋ
to hitnuk duhumi-
to hold-yabi
to huntbubur
to killhunɨ
to laugh-sel
to live, be alivekaiman
to say-gamuk, -tuli
to scratchkarekare
to see-ita-, -te
to sewleikiri
to shoot-pan, -tut-
to sit-mado
to sleep-en-
to sniff, smell-ŋanoŋ-
to spitlaula/n
to split-gile
to squeeze-pipi
to stab, pierce-sue
to stand-tur
to sucksi sam
to swim-log-
to throw-bal
to tie up, fastensuse
to turnbuli hate
to walk-tor, -y/a-
to vomit-lu-
to workurat
to yawn