Rapa

Facts

  • Language: Rapa
  • Alternate names: Rapan
  • Language code: ray
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, East, Central
  • Number of speakers: 300
  • Script:

Introduction

Rapa is a language of French Polynesia. It is spoken in Austral Islands, Rapa (Rapa Iti) island, Ha’urei and ’Area.

Dialects

May be a dialect of Austral (See: Austral).

The Rapa Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitengaʔu
to breatheʔakaea
to burnka, vera
to crytangi
to die, be deadmate
to digkeri
to dreammoekee
to drinkmomi
to eatkaikai
to fearmataku
to flyrere
to hearʔakarongo
to hitta/kave
to killta/kave
to lie downʔarooro
to pound, beattuki
to scratchrako/rako
to sitnoʔo
to sleepʔaka/moe
to sniff, smellʔongi
to throwtira
to turnʔuri
to walkmaa/tu
to workʔanga
to yawn