Hakö

Facts

  • Language: Hakö
  • Alternate names: Haku
  • Language code: hao
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Meso Melanesian, New Ireland, South New Ireland-Northwest Solomonic, Nehan-North Bougainville, Buka, Halia
  • Number of speakers: 5000
  • Script:

Introduction

Hakö is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Bougainville Province, North Bougainville district, northeast Buka island.

Dialects

Lontes.

The Hakö Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitee kamu
to breathehosa
to burnkulupu, ngotona
to chewkola
to comelanama
to cooka kio ra ku, e huhuna, ha-gololo
to counte- esena
to crye ngalana
to cut, hackpupuna
to die, be deadmete
to diglebaleba
to dreammehe
to drinke wana
to eate nanina
to feare- matutuna
to flye tapa
to growelebena
to heare longolona
to hithe a tung
to holdpilena
to huntheŏ
to killyatung
to know, be knowledgeablee ati
to laughe- golona
to lie downe-nopuna
to live, be alivea-pum a to toa
to plantle ba
to saye ranga
to scratche- takirahan, golo
to seee tarana
to sewtul
to shoothana-hana
to site tapa-ha
to sleepe sohona, e-sohona
to sniff, smelle- sokana
to spitkinahus
to splittu ka ta
to squeezepots
to stab, piercehi puli
to stande tsitsingocha
to stealkop
to sucke- to pona
to swelle- pukuna
to swimnepe
to throwtiti palao
to tie up, fastene- longoton̄a, longoto
to turnhola-habiritsina
to walkelala
to vomite- lŏana
to worke- kutina
to yawnmamahana