Ghanongga

Facts

  • Language: Ghanongga
  • Alternate names: Ganongga, Kubokota, Kumbokota
  • Language code: ghn
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Meso Melanesian, New Ireland, South New Ireland-Northwest Solomonic, New Georgia, West
  • Number of speakers: 2510
  • Script: Category

Introduction

Ghanongga is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Western Province, North Ranonga island.

Dialects

Related to Lungga (See: Lungga) and Simbo (See: Simbo).

The Ghanongga Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteɣarata, garata
to blowɣava, iru, ivu
to breathesingo, vazae eŋa
to burnvui, vurungu
to buyvai
to chewnyapulu, nyapunyapulu, piala
to choosemijata
to climbkeza, paja, zagere
to comelame, mae
to cookraro, vavatunu
to countnguti, ŋutia
to crylukana
to cut, hacklɔmoto, lomoto, rambutia, rio, rupe, sɔkosɔko
to die, be deaduke
to digɣeli, geli
to dreamputagita
to drinkapo, buku, mbuku
to eatɣaniɣani, gani, teku
to falllɔtu, lotu
to fearmataɣutu, matagutu
to flownyoro, tiɣitiɣi
to flylaŋɔ, tatava
to growtoa
to hearnɔŋɔro, nongoro
to hidegolomo, ovo
to hitmaja, piŋgɔlo, ŋguroa
to holdaru, arua
to huntrɔpa, ropa
to killvai, vaia, vukea
to know, be knowledgeableɣilaɣilaia, gigalai, gilagila(i)
to laughau
to lie downkɔle, kole
to live, be alivetɔa, toa
to open, uncoverrevanga
to plantuma
to pound, beatkija
to sayɣua, gu, paranga, paraŋa
to scratchɣarɔa, garo, kikama, kirusu
to seebata, bati, dogoro, ndɔɣɔria
to sewpiti, pitipiti
to shootmidi
to sitñumu, nyumu
to sleepputa
to sniff, smellɔmaŋia, omanga
to spitodolo, tue
to splitpaqala, paŋgalia, soko
to squeezemɔñɔa, monyo, pinduru
to stab, pierceqete, sɔsɔa
to standturu
to stealiko
to suckñɔñɔpia, nyonyopo
to swellbongo, mboŋo
to swimiu, pɔñu, ponyu
to thinkroquroqu, roŋguroŋgu
to throwgona
to tie up, fastenpikɔa, piko
to turnmbaliŋa, vidulu
to walkkeni, lao, lao ɣɔre, lekoleko, rereɣe, rerege, zae
to vomitlua
to workrɔiti, roiti
to yawnmamava