Futuna-Aniwa

Facts

  • Language: Futuna-Aniwa
  • Alternate names: Erronan, West Futuna-Aniwa
  • Language code: fut
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, Samoic-Outlier, Futunic
  • Number of speakers: 1500
  • Script:

Introduction

Futuna-Aniwa is a language of Vanuatu. It is spoken in West Futuna and Aniwa islands, east of Tanna.

Dialects

Aniwa (Anewa), West Futuna (Fotuna). Significant differences between West Futunan and Aniwan dialects.

The Futuna-Aniwa Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitemangushia [maŋuʃia]
to blowhsau [sʰau], ifi/a, ifia
to breathehmava [ṃava], manava
to burntugi/a, tungia, tuŋ/tuŋia/
to buytakamata
to chewmaia, mama
to choosetusia
to climbfiji, fishi, kʰava
to comehmai [ṃai]
to cookhkavi, htunu, tao
to counttau/a, taua
to crytagi, tangi
to cut, hackmotu, saua, sere, tu/ia
to die, be deadmate
to digkeri/a, keria
to dreammiji, mishi [miʃi]
to drinkinu
to eatkai, kai kai, keina
to falltakaifo
to fearmataku
to flowsari/a, tafe
to flyrere
to growsomo, tupu
to hearrangona
to hidehmuni [ṃuni]
to hitjia [ǰia], paki, tuki
to holdkumia
to hunthmoshi [mcʃi]
to killjia ka mate
to know, be knowledgeableiroa
to laughkata
to lie downmoe
to live, be alivemouri
to open, uncoveratongia
to planthpura [pʰura]
to pound, beattuhtukia
to saytuku/a, tukua
to scratcharajia, arashia
to seesafea
to sewsukia, tui
to shootfana, fania
to sitbuku, nofo
to sleepmoeroa
to sniff, smellnamuia, soŋi
to spitsaavari-a, savari
to splitfasia, tapasi/a
to squeezekumkumia
to stab, piercesuki/a, sukia
to standtu
to stealʃiŋo
to suckumi/a, umia
to swellfura, hfura[fʰura]
to swimkau, kaukau
to thinkmanatu/nea, manatunea
to throwshiri, tsiri
to tie up, fastenfau/sia, rishia
to turntafuri
to vomith/lua/, hlua [ḷua], lua
to workfishikai
to yawn(h)mava