̃ Paicî language and alphabet

Paicî

Paicî is a member of the New Caledonian group of the Southern Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 7,300 people in the North Province in the centre of Grand Terre Island in New Caledonia. In particular it is spoken in Poindimié, Ponérihouen, Koné and Poya in the Paici-Camuki Customary Area (Aire coutumière Paici-Camuki).

Paicî is also known as Paici. It is written with the Latin alphabet.

Paicî alphabet and pronunciation

Paicî alphabet and pronunciation

Download a chart of the Paicî alphabet (Excel)

Information about Paicî alphabet and pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text

Wâ nâpô Kalédoni nâ 28 pairi âboro â i paicî â nâ é pwi jè pwi. Nâ Nâpuu-Mâinâ nâ rë nyê pi-wâru tèpa pwa paicî jii përë pwârâ tùra. Naa görö i câmu kârâ ISEE nâ nâja 1996, â nâ é purâ 5498 âboro nâ pwa cî. Nâ rë tââ nâ éré boo côwa, géé koéa tia awaa, â wâ nâ éré dö cowâ nâ rë tââ nâpô Koonê mâ Pwêêbu, â jè éré goro nâpô Poia. I paicî nâ é tââ wâmwânyêbwëri pwârâ tùra ajië (wërë nâpô Poia mâ jè éré goo nâpô Pwârâiriwâ) â pwârâ tùra cèmuhî mwârâ (naa nâ pââ nâpô nâ wâ pâ cowâ kârâ nâpô Awââ) â pâ pwârâ tùra géé nâpô Voh mâ Koonê.

Translation (French)

Faisant partie des 28 langues kanak de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, qui appartiennent à la famille austronésienne du groupe océanien, le paicî, est la langue de la Grande-Terre la plus parlée. Selon le recensement ISEE de 1996, elle comptait 5498 locuteurs répartis sur les deux versants de la Grande-Terre : sur la côte est, de Monéo jusqu’à Amoa et sur la côte ouest, de Koné jusqu’à Pouembout et une partie de Poya.

Sample videos

Links

Information about Paicî
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paicî_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paicî
https://www.lddjournal.org/article/id/1017/
http://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-paici/en/pri/
https://www.alk.nc/langues/paici

New Caledonian languages

Ajië, Caac, Cèmuhî, Drehu, Iaai, Ndrumbea, Nengone, Numèè, Nyelâyu, Paicî, Vamale, Xârâcùù

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page last modified: 02.03.24

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