Takuu is a Polynesian language spoken on Takuu, an atoll in Bougainville province of Papua New Guinea, and in other parts of Papua New Guinea. In 2018 there were about 1,750 speakers of Takuu, which is also known as Mortlock, Taku, Tau or Tauu. It is closely related to Nukumanu and Nukuria.

Takuu is taught in primary schools and used in literature. It is not considered endangered. It is written with the Latin alphabet.

Takuu alphabet and pronunciation

Takuu pronunciation

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Sample text

  1. Imua te mahaa mai ana naa mee hakkaatoa raa, te Taratara raa ku oti te takoto. Ttaratara naa ni noho ma TeAtua. Ttaratara naa ko TeAtua koi.
  2. A Ia ni noho ma TeAtua imua te mahaa mai ana te lani ma te maarama nei.
  3. See hai mee te maarama nei ni ssura soko laatou. Naa mee hakkaatoa ni penaa iloto naa mahi te Taratara naa. A Ia naa ko te tahito te ora, teenaa ko te ora e hakamaasina naa tama te maarama nei.
  4. Naa kina ni takkoto poouri raa ni maasina hakkaatoa. Te maasina naa ni see lavaa te uuhia te poouri.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1552/JHN.1.TAKUU


  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  2. The same was in the beginning with God.
  3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
  4. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
  5. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Source: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=KJV

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Information about Takuu

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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