Nukumanu

Nukumanu is a Polynesian language spoken on Nukumanu Island in Bougainville province in eastern Papua New Guinea. In 2003 there were about 700 speakers of Nukumanu. It is closely related to Takuu and Nukuria, which are also spoken in Papua New Guinea.

Nukumanu alphabet and pronunciation

Nukumanu alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Nukumanu (Excel)

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Tena Jisas ki meake na tama raa, “Te saaita kootou e lotu raa, tena kootou ku lotu peenei: ‘Tamana: Te inoa e tapu Akoe naa ki hakammaha ria; tiaki te Hakamaatua ana Akoe raa ki hamai.
  2. Kou mai ni kai ma maatou te aho ma te aho.
  3. Ssirihia niaa maatou e ssara, pera ma maatou e ssirihia niaa na tama e ssara i maatou raa. Auu se kou mai na hahaaite e hainattaa i maatou.’ ”

Source: https://ebible.org/nuq/LUK11.htm

Translation (English)

  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.11.KJV

Sample video from Nukumanu

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Link

Information about Nukumanu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nukumanu_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/nuq
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/nuku1258
https://isles-of-the-sea.org/projects/nukumanu/

Polynesian languages

Anutan, Austral, Emae, Futuna-Aniwa, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Mangareva, Māori, Marquesan (North), Marquesan (South), Mele-Fila, Moriori, Niuafoʻou, Niuatoputapu-Tafahi, Niuean, Nukumanu, Nukuoro, Nukuria, Ontong Java, Penrhyn, Pukapukan, Rakahanga-Manihiki, Rapa, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Takuu, Tikopia, Tokelauan, Tongan, Tuamotuan, Tuvaluan, Vaeakau-Taumako, Wallisian, West Uvean

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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