Bwaidoka is a member of the Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken in Bolubolu district of in Milne Bay Province in Papua New Guinea, particulary in southern Goodenough island and western Fergusson island. In the year 2000 there were about 6,500 Bwaidoka speakers, about half of whom are monolingual.
c, h, j, p, q, r, x and z are also used, but only in loanwords and names.
Labia anaiwaga faina anaifufu. Kai nuwanuwama labia anaiwaga, ananau labia anatala ginabeu. E ada, lelewakawaka anavai, anaela ogola anatalana ada lelewakawaka anaselakaina. Ginaavaina, toya anadabana.
I am going to talk about how to make sago. If we want to make sago, we will go and cut a sago tree and it will fall. Then we will get a trough, we will come and cut down a post and put the trough up on it. When that is finished, we will cut a coconut frond stainer.
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Adzera, Äiwoo, Ajië, Aneityum, Apma, Araki, Are, ’Auhelawa, Bola, Big Numbas, Buhutu, Bwaidoka, Cheke Holo, Dorig, Drehu, Drehu, Ghari, Hiri Motu, Hiw, Iaai, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kokota, Kove, Kurti, Kwara’ae, Lehali, Lote, Lo-Toga, Löyöp, Maskelynes, Mato, Mavea, Motu, Mwotlap, Nafsan, Ndrumbea, Nengone, Neverver, North Efate, Nyelâyu, Paamese, Raga, Rotuman, Roviana, Sa, Sakao, Saliba, Siar, Sio, Ske, Tamambo, Tami, Tigak, Tolai, Ubir, Ughele, Vitu, Vurës, Western Fijian, Xârâcùù, Yabem, Yapese
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