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Mbula is a member of the North New Guinean branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken on Umboi and Sakar Islands in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea by about 2,500 people. It is also known as Mangap-Mbula, Mangaaba, Mangaawa, Mangaava or Kaimanga.

Mbula alphabet and pronunciation

Mbula alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text in Mbula (The Lord's Prayer)

Tana sombe kusuŋ, na kusuŋ ta kembei: ‘Niam Tomoyam ta mbot saamba a, Nu zom wal ko tipotom pa. Kam zin tomtom ma tito peeze ku. Kam zin ma tito lelem isu toono, kembei tito isu saamba. Ur koyam kini pa aigule ta koozi. Reege sanaana tiam, kembei niam amzem ŋgar pa sanaana ta tomtom tikam piam. Ziiri toomboŋana ma imbot molo piam. Mi tatke yam pa koroŋ sananŋan ta boozomen.

Source: https://christianchildmultilingualbibleverse.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/the-lords-prayer-mbula-bible/

Information about Mbula pronunciation complied by Michael Peter Füstumum

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