Thursday, September 11, 2008

Macua Vocabulary

This is it! This is all the Macua I know/remember. If you know any other words, please, please make a comment and tell me! Make sure you see the previous post with an explanation about the Macua language. Also, here is a link to the only decent site I have found about Macua.

How are you?: E'hale

Fine, and you: Salama, kahiki nhuyo?

Where are you going?: Munrowa vai?
I'm going....I'm going home: Kinrowa...Kinrowani

Come here and eat this: Karibu

What do you want?: Munpela exeni?
I want...: Kinpela ....

Yes: Ayo
No: N'rare

Thank you: koxukuru, koxukurela, asante(very formal)

I love you: kin'nizi velia, cozivelianiwe, otsivelia

I'm happy: Murima okichela

Beautiful woman: Muthiana orera
My wife: Mwaraka
I'm not your wife: N'kihiyo amwaraninyo

My: aka(at the end of subject)
Your: ninyo(same)

Mozambique Island: Omuhipiti

Monkey: Kole
Lion: Havara
Rabbit: Namarokolo
Crocodile: Egonha
White person: Egunha

Foot: Enau
Hand: Ekatha
Heart: Murima

Red: y(i)oxeria
Blue: yopipela
Green: yoripelela
Yellow: safarao
Black: yoripa
White: yotela

Who are we?: Napani?
Where are we?: Inri vai?
Where are we going?: Ninrowa vai?

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