Nahavaq

Facts

  • Language: Nahavaq
  • Alternate names: Labo, Lamangkau, Na’ahai, Nahapa, Seniang, Sinesip
  • Language code: sns
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, North and Central Vanuatu, Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands, Malekula Coastal
  • Number of speakers: 600
  • Script:

Introduction

Nahavaq is a language of Vanuatu. It is spoken in Southwest Malekula.

The Nahavaq Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔas
to blowhup
to breatheŋaraŋar
to buyvul
to chewʔasʔas
to climbhaʔ
to comeßweleŋ
to cookrar
to countmbuluŋ(g)
to cryteŋ
to cut, hackterej
to die, be deadmes
to digʔil
to dreammbwerej
to drinkmin
to eatʔan
to fallsep
to fearmataʔ
to flowßwaraßwar
to flyßißem
to growtip
to hearroŋ
to hideluʔ
to hitmbwil
to holdvur
to huntsal
to know, be knowledgeableroŋhur
to laughmwas
to lie downliŋndew
to live, be alivemewur
to open, uncoverseßen
to plantʔambwiʔ
to pound, beattuʔtuʔ
to sayßwer
to scratchŋgarum
to seeles
to sewtur
to shootvini
to sitsum(pw)
to sleepmetur
to sniff, smellŋarnombwon
to spitßurej
to splittarpor
to squeezevusvus
to stab, piercendurndur
to standtaris
to stealvanaʔ
to swelltim(b)
to swimŋgar
to thinkndimndim
to throwʔom
to tie up, fastentiʔtiʔ
to walkloŋ
to vomitlu
to workraʔ
to yawnmowlej