Aneityum (Anejom̃)

Aneityum is a member of the Southern Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 900 people on Aneityum Island in Tafea Province in the south of Vanuatu.

Aneityum is also known as Aneiteum, Aneiteumese, Anejom, Antas Anejom̃ or Intas Anejom. It was first written in 1882 with a orthography developed by John Inglis (1808-1891), a missionary from Scotland, who published a dictionary of the language. Since then the spelling system has been revised somewhat.

Aneityum alphabet and pronunciation

Aneityum alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Aneityum (Excel)

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer)

Ak Etmama an nohatag, Etmu itaup nidam. Etmu yetam nelcau unyum. Uhmu imyiaiji intas unyum an nobohtan, et idivaig an nohatag. Alaama aiek nitai caig incama an nadiat ineig. Um jim aru tah nedo has unyima aiek, et idivaig ecra eti aru tah nedo has o atimi vai cama aijama. Um jim atau irama an nedo oop aiek, jam imyiatamaig cama va niji itai has. Et idim unyum aiek nelcau, im memda, im nimyiahpas, irai iji mesese. Emen

Translation

Our father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen

Source: https://www.language-museum.com/encyclopedia/a/aneityum.php

Sample video

Information about Aneityum | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Aneityum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aneityum_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/aty
https://talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/aneityum/
http://www.language-archives.org/language/aty

Oceanic languages

Adzera, Äiwoo, Ajië, Aneityum, Apma, Are, ’Auhelawa, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Daakaka, Drehu, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Iaai, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Lehali, Lote, Löyöp, Maskelynes, Mato, Motu, Mwotlap, Ndrumbea, Nengone, Neverver, Nyelâyu, Paamese, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Tamambo, Tami, Tolai, Ubir, Ughele, Vurës, Western Fijian, Xârâcùù, Yabem, Yapese

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 21.11.22. Last modified: 21.11.22

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