Barai language

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Barai
RegionPapua New Guinea
Native speakers
800 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bbb
Glottolognucl1630[2]

Barai is a Koiarian language spoken in Oro Province of Papua New Guinea.

Locations[edit]

The Birarie dialect is spoken in Itokama (9°11′55″S 148°15′54″E / 9.198601°S 148.265012°E / -9.198601; 148.265012 (Itokama)), Madokoro, Naokanane (9°16′27″S 148°14′14″E / 9.27403°S 148.237107°E / -9.27403; 148.237107 (Naukuanane)), and Umuate (9°15′49″S 148°14′12″E / 9.263631°S 148.236668°E / -9.263631; 148.236668 (Umuwate)) villages in Ufia ward, Afore Rural LLG. Other Barai dialects are also spoken in Rigo Inland Rural LLG.[3][4]

Alphabet[edit]

The Barai language has 19 letters (Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Kk, Mm, Nn, Oo, Rr, Ss, Zz, Tt, Uu, Vv) and diphthong (Ae ae).

Sample text[edit]

Godi Asoe nuvuone kabo gufe samuamo. No ive one Akae ije aroeke. No vierafe are ro ire boeje ume igia naovo ije samuagiadufuo. Ro kuke no vierafe izege saove gufia bu kevo ijiege e ume igia kariva ije bu vame besu ijiege kenoedufuo. Ivia ire no mumaza inoedufuo ije vajuone. Ro ni izege e binobuo ise ije no giana arevo ijiege ni ise nuvuone guona arene. Ro ade no kena una vame ise ijia biesiruomo. Ro kuke ni ifejuoga no ire ise ije Setani fu kena vame nuvuone arafiruomo ijia akariakinu oenoene.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Barai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.
  5. ^ MAT06

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