Nim piksa minda glas ah  Na wummbol kawiwei eri kawiwei  Eri kamkamwei eh wo sepnda  Eh na yu las na nim mundmong ah ka pis
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Translated into north wahgi by jessica

North wahgi love poem

Nim piksa minda glas ah

Na wummbol kawiwei eri kawiwei

Eri kamkamwei eh wo sepnda

Eh na yu las na nim mundmong ah ka pis

Nim piksa minda glas ah

Na wummbol kawiwei eri kawiwei

Eri kamkamwei eh wo sepnda

Eh na yu las na nim mundmong ah ka pis

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Jiwakan language

My little love poem in wahgi, here in north waghi, a jiwakan language from Jiwaka province in Papua New Guinea (highland area, Mount Hagen). There are perhaps fifty thousand people who speak this chimbu language. The establishment of Jiwaka province is quite recent and its capital is Banz. One must differentiate north wahgi from south wahgi; many words are common, but the dialogue is different.

Globalization nibbles

I will never enough thank my Papuan friends for their precious contribution, their stone to this edifice, which is built day by day. This is a valuable contribution, because, even if their languages are so numerous, they are still much to be discovered, before the globalization that nibbles everything, destroys them slowly.

Original and Trans–New Guinea languages

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Enga poem - Aekyom poem - Gogodala poem
Love poems - Papuan poems