Ubir is a member of the Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken in the provinces of Milne Bay and Oro in Papua New Guinea. In the year 2000 there were about 2,560 Ubir speakers. The language is also known as Kubiri and Ubiri.

Ubir alphabet and pronunciation

Ubir alphabet and pronunciation


c, h, j, l, p, q, v, x and z are also used, but only in loanwords and names.

Sample text (Lord's Prayer)

Tamai safamai emama. Wei wababayoi Om Wabim Kakafotin on wankakafai, Om am Baiaiwab enat; Om am gogoi on tafanamai wanafour a safamai mat on nanaba sefofour nono. Ari ra ai gogoi bayu on eitei. Wei ai bobo komasis wafofour on einotburei, on nanaba sabu fani wei auri bobo komasis sifofour on waninotbures. Om men unbonanawaii wanan ai rutobon wawanin wonboai mes, baise Afaguban komasin emon on erufafarei.

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Sample video in Ubir

Information about Ubir | Numbers


Information about Ubir
Tentative Grammar Description for the Ubir Language

Oceanic languages

Adzera, Ahamb, Äiwoo, Aneityum, Apma, Araki, Are, ꞌAreꞌare, ’Auhelawa, Avava, Bola, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Caac, Cheke Holo, Dorig, Ghari, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Kwara’ae, Lehali, Lenakel, Lewo, Lote, Lo-Toga, Löyöp, Maskelynes, Mato, Mavea, Motu, Mwotlap, Nafsan, Nahavaq, Namakura, Neve‘ei, Neverver, Ninde, North Efate, Paamese, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Ske, Tamambo, Tami, Tigak, Tirax, Tolai, Ubir, Ughele, Vitu, Vurës, Western Fijian, Yabem, Yapese

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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