Namakura

Facts

  • Language: Namakura
  • Alternate names: Makura, Namakir
  • Language code: nmk
  • 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, Central Vanuatu
  • Number of speakers: 3750
  • Script:

Introduction

Namakura is a language of Vanuatu. It is spoken in North Efate, Tongoa, and Tongariki.

Dialects

Buninga, Makura (Emwae Island), Mataso, Tongariki Island, Tongoa Island.

The Namakura Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteŋat
to blowhu
to breathehovahov
to burnbenin
to buybe'il
to climbbolo
to comedah, mah
to cookbenin
to countbulik
to crye'ar, ear
to cut, hackda'
to die, be deadmat
to digŋil
to dreammatir ebor
to drinkmunum
to eatŋan, ŋinikan
to falllatum
to fearmatak
to flowhal
to fly'ol
to growso
to heardoŋ
to hidehumak, liŋetek
to hitbiha', di'it
to holdlik
to huntde'eŋor
to killbiha' bini'
to know, be knowledgeable'ata'
to laugh'ur
to lie downmatir
to live, be alivema'ir
to open, uncovermahav
to plantlowok
to pound, beatbiha'
to saybetoŋ
to scratchŋerah
to seelo'oh
to sewdir
to shootvivitim
to sitarah
to sleepmatir
to sniff, smelldoŋ|'ih
to spitbuvura
to splitba'ar
to squeezebewehek, bowos
to stab, pierceŋetek
to standbatok, du|mama
to stealbanak
to suckdom, mumuh
to swelldotom
to swimav
to thinkmi|dodo
to throwbivitu, di'it, seik
to tie up, fasten'ot, likot, minih
to turnbil
to walkdaliw
to vomitlua'
to yawn