’Auhelawa

Facts

  • Language: ’Auhelawa
  • Alternate names: Kurada, Nuakata, Ulada, ’Urada
  • Language code: kud
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, Suauic
  • Number of speakers: 1200
  • Script:

Introduction

’Auhelawa is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, Sehuleya district, Normanby island.

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 52% with Duau (See: Duau?) (most similar).

The ’Auhelawa Verb

Sample Verbs

to breatheyuvi
to burnalahi
to buygimwane
to climbmwala'e
to comelaoma
to cookliga
to die, be deadmwalowoi
to drinknuma
to eat'ai
to fallbe'u
to fearmeheui
to flowsagena
to growmwala'e
to hearbenali
to hidedawani
to hitgoha
to killwunu
to know, be knowledgeablehanapu
to lie down'aiyawasi
to live, be alivetowolo
to plantumai
to saywalo
to seeita
to sitmiya
to sleepeno
to sniff, smellyanovi
to standtowolo
to stealvaivahala
to swimhugu
to thinknuwatu
to throwlaogabae
to walklao
to workpaihowa
to yawn