Maisin

Facts

  • Language: Maisin
  • Alternate names: Maisan
  • Language code: mbq
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, Maisin
  • Number of speakers: 2610
  • Script:

Introduction

Maisin is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Oro Province, Collingwood bay and Kosirava swamp coast villages.

Dialects

Kosirava, Maisin. No closely related languages. Lexical similarity: 73% among dialects, but little interaction between users.

The Maisin Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekw|arafe
to blowivuruseŋ, ku|vuruseŋ
to breatheyan kokko
to burnkwaratti
to buyku|ma ssii
to chewkuyaŋ
to choosekw|iti-kuve
to climbku yagin
to comeku|ra
to cookkuuasii
to countkoyavi
to cryku|tesi
to cut, hackkw|aiton
to die, be deadku|mati
to digkw|iyas-sii
to drinkk|un
to eatkw|an
to fallkufe
to fearkw|ayawa
to flykurufi
to growkw|aru
to hearku|ruwa
to hideku yonki
to hitku|tarawusii
to holdku|gii
to killku|nawusii
to know, be knowledgeablekasan
to laughkw|iro
to lie downku|to
to open, uncoverku|faken, kuyasin
to plantku|uwa
to pound, beatkokomeasi
to saykw|efii
to scratchkwari
to seekw|ittii
to sewku|yayonsii
to shootkokkii
to sitku|toki
to sleepku|matu
to sniff, smellku|yon
to spitkw|asufe
to splitkokesessi
to squeezekw|irun
to stab, piercekok kosii
to standku|ramara
to stealku|bagi
to suckku|sosonsii
to swimku|ye
to thinkku|mon
to throwkufen, kuta
to tie up, fastenku|roli
to turnku|raveresin, ku|watavisi
to walkko
to vomitku|sasaa
to workburo kone
to yawnku|mave