The Mafulu eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 349 pages of information about The Mafulu.

English:  Valley
Mafulu:  ole (below)
Kambisa:  horo
Korona:  —­
Afoa:  —­
Kovio:  —­

English:  Village
Mafulu:  e(me)
Kambisa:  haru
Korona:  eda
Afoa:  geade; [kia(te); mai(te)]
Kovio:  deata; [dela].

English:  Water
Mafulu:  yu(ve)
Kambisa:  iu
Korona:  eu(wa)
Afoa:  i(pe)
Kovio:  eweo; [eveo; evori].

English:  Weep
Mafulu:  andavel’ete; availili
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  —­
Afoa:  kowaitai
Kovio:  [inivade].

English:  White
Mafulu:  kogola; fofoye (ash colour)
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  foa
Afoa:  ilitu
Kovio:  unimala; [aela].

English:  Wife
Mafulu:  amu(le)
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  —­
Afoa:  omen)iva [177]; [iva]
Kovio:  anamara.

English:  Wind
Mafulu:  gubu(le)
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  gubu(ra)
Afoa:  kavi; [oive]
Kovio:  tamara; [tsinu].

English:  Wing
Mafulu:  geoge; fala(le) (feathers); pilulupe (of bat)
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  —­
Afoa:  —­
Kovio:  —­

English:  Woman
Mafulu:  amu(le)
Kambisa:  mamo [178]
Korona:  amu
Afoa:  iva
Kovio:  anakave; [anatemada, anakave; anafu].

English:  Wrist
Mafulu:  bodul’ u’ gurube [179]
Kambisa:  ia’ u’ gidiba
Korona:  —­
Afoa:  —­
Kovio:  —­

English:  Yam
Mafulu:  ai(ne)
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  hain
Afoa:  loite
Kovio:  darai; [tarae].

English:  Yellow
Mafulu:  yangogona [180]
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  yarem
Afoa:  epe
Kovio:  katech.

English:  Yes
Mafulu:  e
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  —­
Afoa:  namoade
Kovio:  —­

English:  Yesterday
Mafulu:  arima
Kambisa:  —­
Korona:  —­
Afoa:  kila
Kovio:  [orivafari].


Appendix V

Notes on the Papuan Languages spoken about the Head Waters of the
St. Joseph River, Central Papua

By Sidney H. Ray, M.A.

The grammars and vocabularies collected by the Rev. Father Egedi, the Rev. E. P. Money and Dr. W. M. Strong illustrate the languages spoken in the higher hill country extending from the district about Mount Yule to Mount Albert Edward and the Upper Vanapa River.  They form three distinct groups.

1.  Fuyuge, comprising the dialects of Mafulu, Kambisa, Korona and Sikube.

2.  Afoa or Ambo, including Tauata.

3.  Kovio, including Oru Lopiko.

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