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Barai is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in Oro (Northern) and Central Provinces of Papua New Guinea. Barai speakers are found mainly in Afore and Birarie districts of Oro Province, and in Rigo district of Central Province. In 2003 there were about 800 Barai speakers.

Barai has two dialects: Birarie and Muguani, and is related to Ese.

Barai alphabet and pronunciation

Barai alphabet and pronunciation

Source: http://www-01.sil.org/pacific/png/pubs/928474531201/Barai_OPD.pdf

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Sample text (The Lord's Prayer)

Godi Asoe nuvuone kabo gufe samuamo. No ive one Akae ije aroeke. No vierafe are ro ire boeje ume igia naovo ije samuagiadufuo. Ro kuke no vierafe izege saove gufia bu kevo ijiege e ume igia kariva ije bu vame besu ijiege kenoedufuo. Ivia ire no mumaza inoedufuo ije vajuone. Ro ni izege e binobuo ise ije no giana arevo ijiege ni ise nuvuone guona arene. Ro ade no kena una vame ise ijia biesiruomo. Ro kuke ni ifejuoga no ire ise ije Setani fu kena vame nuvuone arafiruomo ijia akariakinu oenoene.

Source: http://pngscriptures.org/bbb/MAT06.htm

Details of Barai pronunciation and sample text provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

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Information about Barai

Malayo-Polynesian languages

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