Bilbil

Facts

  • Language: Bilbil
  • Alternate names: Bilibil
  • Language code: brz
  • 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: 1250
  • Script: Category

Introduction

Bilbil is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Madang Province, coast just south of Madang town.

The Bilbil Verb

Sample Verbs

to blow-hui bibi, -polude
to breatheyaiŋ -ŋal-
to burnnani
to come-sa
to cook-mamari, -nai
to crynteŋe(nn), -ta
to cut, hack-tale
to die, be dead-mat
to dig-sara
to drink-mu
to eat-ani
to fear-rer
to fly-ro
to hear-loŋ
to hit-riu
to hold-yabi
to hunt-tor
to kill-huni
to laugh-iwa
to live, be alivei/man/de
to open, uncover-pasi
to plant-piai
to say-biliani, bol
to scratchragalek
to see-lele
to shoot-pan, -pene
to sit-mand
to sleep-en
to sniff, smellruŋan
to spituran
to split-basasali
to squeezeabi, -nonou, -pipi
to stab, pierce-toroti
to suck-musi
to swell-didi
to swim-log
to throw-bira
to tie up, fasten-pou
to turn-buli, daŋsa
to walkau, -la, -tor
to vomit-lu
to workurat-nouda
to yawn