3. Kovio.—The language called Kovio by Dr. Strong is substantially the same as the Oru Lopiko of Rev. Father Egedi.  The same or a similar language is said to be found in four places, viz.—
1. Lopiko in the Inava valley. 2. Inavarene in the Inava valley. 3. Kwoifa district on upper Lakekamu River. 4. Villages round Pic Eleia.
Details of these dialects are not given.
The three groups of languages illustrated in these vocabularies present the usual Papuan characteristics of great differences. A certain amount of resemblance may be found in some of the pronouns, and possibly in a few other words, but generally speaking the languages are not only quite unconnected with each other, but are also distinct from the known Papuan languages surrounding them.
I. Thou. He. We. You. They. I. Fuyuge na, nani nu, nuni u, uni di, dini yi, yini tu, tuni Kambisa na nu u — — ha-ru Sikube na-nio nu-ni — — — — Kabana nau — — — — — II. Afoa na nu-i ome — — — Tauata na, nai nu, nu-i ome, ome-i nane, nane-i nune, nunei ote, ote-i III. Kovio na ni pi — — — Oru-Lopiko na, naro ni, niro pi, piro dae, daro ali, alero valo, valoro West Toaripi ara-o a-o are-o ela-o e-o ere-o Namau na-i ni-i u ene-i noro oro Kiwai mo ro nou nimo nigo nei North-east, Binandele na imo owa kaena, nakare imomae owawa