Mussau-Emira is a member of the Oceanic branch of the
Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 5,000 people on the islands of Mussau and Emira in New Ireland Province in the northeast of Papua New Guinea. Mussau and Emira are part of the St Matthias Islands, which are also known as the Mussau Islands.
There are ways to write Mussau-Emira with the Latin alphabet. The New Testament of the Bible has been translated into Mussau-Emira.
Mussau-Emira alphabet and pronunciation
Download an alphabet chart for Mussau-Emira (Excel)
gh may also be written g, and v may be written b.
Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)
Iesu ghe uela etaira va, “Nau am looloo sae, am looloo sae avalua toko va,
“‘Tamamami, usausiemami tani oneoneaa ararim ateae va manga ia, ami aloanna va ararimangalim ateva esio.
Utau roorooa mae anemami inana tale kateva kateva nau.
Me ukkaluaa kaluimami ssavoto, nongina ami kakkaluaa lo akapa atoa la gheelei sesa voto etaimami
me urau mene tau veluemami va ami lao tale nitootoonga.’”
https://www.bible.com/bible/1123/LUK.11.EMIPOR Translation (English)
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.11.KJV Sample video in Mussau-Emira
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Yapese Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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