Sowa

Facts

  • Language: Sowa
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: sww
  • 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, East Vanuatu
  • Number of speakers: 20
  • Script: Category

Introduction

Sowa is a language of Vanuatu. It is spoken in Central Raga island.

The Sowa Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekat, kazê, -kzê
to blowree, riv, wu
to breathengongos
to buykele, -kle
to choosedungenê
to climbkalnê
to comemaê
to cookrangnê
to count-bli, bwili
to crydaêng
to cut, hackdal, dalê
to die, be deadmat
to digkil, kili, -kli
to dreamle pabwêk
to drinkmin, mini, -mni
to eatkan, -kngê
to fallôs
to fear-mzaêk
to flowrow, sal
to flykak
to growmôô
to hear-rngo, rong
to hidedu saraêk
to hit-sê
to hold-psu
to hunt-kro
to kill-sê
to know, be knowledgeable-kla
to laughman
to lie downoo
to live, be alivebês, vês
to open, uncoversangvê
to plantruwu, -rwu
to say-ve
to scratchtakrê
to seeles, lesê, -lsê
to sew-slo, solsol
to shootdep
to sitdok
to sleep-mzôô
to sniff, smell-rngo bwo-
to spitkasuu
to splitpwerê
to squeezewewe
to stab, pierce-sko
to standdu
to steallas, lasnê
to suck-rsu
to swellkalok
to swimlos
to thinkdôdmê
to throwwasnê
to tie up, fastenweze
to turnkinsêk
to walkwurut
to vomit
to workôm
to yawn