Nimoa

Facts

  • Language: Nimoa
  • Alternate names: Nimowa
  • Language code: nmw
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Peripheral, Kilivila-Louisiades, Nimoa-Sudest
  • Number of speakers: 1100
  • Script:

Introduction

Nimoa is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, Misima district, island group west of Sud-Est.

Dialects

Panatinani, Panawina, Sabari, Western Point. Lexical similarity: 44% with Sudest (See: Sudest) (most similar).

The Nimoa Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitehʌ'ya.ʔŋ
to comei'ɛlʌm
to die, be deadi’mʌtɛ
to eatihʌn
to flyi'wuwo
to hearɩ’lɔŋɛ
to killsi'lʌmɛ
to lie downi'tiɛhi'ɛnɛ
to sayɩŋ.ʌ
to seei'ɸʌɩdɩ
to sittuɔ.dʌu
to sleepihi’yɩnɛ
to standmidi
to swimimwundʌw
to walkidɔdɔgʌn
to yawn