Rotokas is a North Bougainville language spoken by about 4,000 people on the island of Bougainville, an island which is part of Papua New Guinea and which located to the east of New Guinea. There are three main dialects: Central Rotokas, Aita Rotokas and Pipipaia. Central Rotokas has one of the smallest inventories of phonemes in the world.
Vo tuariri rovoaia Pauto vuvuiua ora rasito pura-rovoreva. Vo osia rasito raga toureva, uva viapau oavu avuvai. Oire Pauto urauraaro tuepaepa aue ivaraia uukovi. Vara rutuia rupa toupaiva. Oa iava Pauto oisio puraroepa, Aviavia rorove. Oire aviavia rorova.
In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was
formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The spirit
of God was hovering over the water. Then God said, "Let there be
light!" So there was light.
Information about the Rotokas languages
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