Marovo

Facts

  • Language: Marovo
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: mvo
  • 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, East
  • Number of speakers: 8090
  • Script:

Introduction

Marovo is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Western Province, south New Georgia island, Marovo lagoon, Vangunu and Nggatokae islands.

The Marovo Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteusua
to blowivua
to breathesiŋo
to burnsulua
to buyholu
to choosevile
to climbkeli la
to comemae
to cookkina
to countase
to cryulo
to cut, hackkur|ia
to die, be deadlɛŋgu
to dighɛli
to dreammucha hita
to drinkmbei
to eatvavae, ŋɔŋɔ
to falluke
to feartalokɛte
to flowtotolo
to flytsarava
to growto, ŋgete keli
to hearavɔso
to hideado, liungu
to hitsɛkea
to holdtiŋan|ia
to huntɛnetsie
to killvalɛŋgua
to know, be knowledgeableatɛn|ia
to laughiraŋa
to lie downɛko
to live, be alivetona
to open, uncoverhairia
to plantchoku
to pound, beatpoŋga, ruja
to saynjaman|ia
to scratchpɛropɛro
to seeomi
to sewpitipiti
to shoothona
to sitndoku
to sleepmuca
to sniff, smellhina
to spitkamicu
to splitokat|ia
to squeezepotsoa
to stab, piercecova|ia
to standtiva
to stealciko
to sucknonopo, totopo
to swellmbɔmbɔŋo
to swimcucuve
to thinkmbalambala
to throwhona tera
to tie up, fastenpir|ia
to turnlikoco
to walkɛne
to vomitmuta
to worktavetavete
to yawnmava