Buhutu is a member of the Western Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family spoken in Milne Bay Province in Papua New Guinea by about 1,400 people. Most Buhutu speakers live in the Sagarai River Valley between Mullins Harbour on the south coast and the Pima mountains north of the Sagarai.
Details of Buhutu pronunciation provided by Michael Peter Füstumum
Lahai esega taumoho hesa nuwatuhu ya abi be ya lau ya anloya. Ena 'wayowa faihona ya
heheidi, ena kebolo ya bahei yo ena nigo ya abi, na ya aulaha. Ya laulau na ena 'wayowa sibin
nohinayai panena sa atahi be sa talatalabwau. Yofede ya lau lebedi.
Taumoho Hesa ya Anloya
One day a man decided to go hunting. He called his three dogs, carried
his spear, took his knife and went. He (was) going and his dogs smell
(a) bandicoot in its nest. So he went to them.
from: 'A man went Hunting'
Information about the Buhutu 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
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