Nukunu Quick Reference Words

Hearing how words are spoken and seeing them written makes learning the Nukunu language easier. It also helps if you say the words out loud to yourself or to a partner. That way the ears, eyes and voice are fully engaged.

Below is a table of some basic Nukunu words. Click to hear them spoken.

The words are spoken by Gilbert Bramfield as recorded by Luise Hercus between 1955 and 1971. These words are from the Nukunu Dictionary by Luise Hercus (1992) the full dictionary is downloadable here.

The MLT has prepared a much larger list of Nukunu words that will be uploaded here upon community request.

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