Gao

Facts

  • Language: Gao
  • Alternate names: Nggao
  • Language code: gga
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Meso Melanesian, New Ireland, South New Ireland-Northwest Solomonic, Santa Isabel, East
  • Number of speakers: 1220
  • Script:

Introduction

Gao is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Central Isabel island, Tausese southeast to Floakora point, primarily in Poro.

The Gao Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekakatu
to blowifu, niʔifu
to breathephapaŋa
to burnĵuru
to comemei
to countaʔahe
to crytahni
to cut, hackfala, fike, kukusu, rave, tɔtɔka
to die, be deadleme
to digdɔkha
to drinkkɔʔu
to eatŋamu
to fallɔha, uthu
to fearhmaɣu
to flowñugru, glɔlɔrɔ
to flyflalo, glaŋɔ
to hearrɔrɔgɔ
to hitaʔanu
to holdlɔulɔku
to hunthili
to killfaleleme
to know, be knowledgeablelalase
to laughmaʔe
to lie downthuru
to live, be alivekahra
to saylepɔza
to scratchgagaru
to seekɔkɔfu
to sewsusuki
to sniff, smellhiɣinia, sibiŋia
to spitaŋusu
to splitaʔahla
to squeezefrɔʔi, pɔpɔĵi
to stab, pierceɣisɔza
to stealčikɔ
to swellhuŋu
to swimsisiu, taɔ
to thinkɣaɔɣathɔ
to tie up, fastensɔsɔlo
to turntali figri
to walkɣae, haɣe, sɔru, tei, zazaʔɔ
to worklɔku
to yawn