Mbula Language

Mbula Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mbula is an Austronesian language spoken by around 2,500 people on Umboi Island and Sakar Island in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea. Its basic word order is Subject Verb Object; it has a nominative-accusative case marking strategy. Mbula speakers generally display difficulty expressing a name for their language. Historically it has been referenced as Mangap or Kaimanga but Kaimanga is considered an offensive term along the lines of "unsophisticated bush person." Mangap is not in known use however Mangaaba is the name given to Mbula speakers by Siassi Islanders. Mbula is the only name known to have been used by Mbula speakers themselves, though many of them are unfamiliar with this.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135972197
  • 9786135972191