• Language: Takia
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: tbc
  • 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: 40000
  • Script:


Takia is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Madang Province, Madang district, Karkar island south half, Bagabag island, Megiar and Serang coastal villages.


Megiar, Serang.

The Takia Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite-arat-, -ratag, -rati
to blow-wi
to breathea su hutani-, yaes -bal
to burn-ded ininiwti, -mari
to buy-dad
to chew-mam
to choose-plani
to climb-sa
to come-palu, -saidu
to cook-dali, -ei, -gisi, -ney
to count-sti
to cry-ta-, -tata
to cut, hack-tare
to die, be dead-mat
to dig-sare, -swe
to dreamamiŋ, -en-amin
to drink-luk, -lumi
to eat-ani, -g/ani
to fall-du
to feardirer, rre-k
to flow-aw
to fly-rou
to grow-tabulsi
to hear-lon-, -loŋ
to hide-myani
to hit-fni, -fun-, nuk duhum'-
to hold-abi
to hunt-kdi
to kill-fni-mat, -funi, -pun- -mat-
to know, be knowledgeable-loŋ
to laugh-sel
to lie down-en-si
to live, be alive-ma, -mado
to open, uncover-pasi
to plant-pae
to pound, beat-fni
to say-bol, -bol-
to scratch-rare
to seedile, -le, -te-
to sew-sti
to shoot-pane, -suwe
to sit-madosi, -madsi, -ma-si, -medo
to sleep-en, -y/on-
to sniff, smell-rassani, -wen -loŋ, -ŋalon-
to spitlesu/n, -lusu
to split-g-fte, -gile
to squeeze-ppi
to stab, pierce-suwe, -swe
to stand-tur, -tur-
to steal-gam
to suck-su-ppi
to swellddi
to swim-log, -patu-
to think-bol
to throw-bal
to tie up, fastenfou-, -pirike, -sbani
to turnbuli, -ptlani
to walk-au-, -par, -tor, -tor-
to vomit-lu, -lu-
to workurat
to yawnawa- -abi