Koromira love poem
Dakanang U'a karasi eta Kung etong
Te Ganang eve'aka dome'anta Karo
Bera, Namu'e Pa'arakang
Ganang asinang " Ning 'e doturansi'e
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A new version of my little poem in a Papuan language. Here in koromira (koianu) a nasioi language of the southern Bougainville group spoken in the Kieta district on the island of Bougainville, one of the Solomon Islands part of Papua New Guinea. The Koromira who speak this language live in the mountains of center and south-east, more precisely between the Luluai and Metong rivers ... There are no more than 3,500 speakers for this language, even including those of the Koianu dialect.
It is the French navigator Bougainville who in 1768 explores this island which will take his name. Germany, which will later be present on the islands of Papua New Guinea, will do like Bougainville. After an Australian tutelage, its independence proclaimed in 1975, the island will be attached to Papua New Guinea.