Samberigi love poem
Nake awo awo handolo
Ya ore epeke pisiki
Koropele pare ore eiyolo lapeke pa alupu palieke
Ya werepene pii "neke hore ya honepele"
Thanks to Kepo Kingsley
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Here is my little love poem translated into Samberigi (Sau, Sembeleke, Sanaberig, Sanaberigi, Tiri), an Engan, Angal-Kewa language of the Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.
There would be no more than 3,000 people speaking this language in around forty villages in the Samberigi valley, Lake Kutubu district.
In this region of the Southern Highlands, the Samberigi live from small-scale agriculture which is more like gardening (sweet potatoes, taro, yams, sago, bananas), since the harvest is mainly intended for them.
They practice some breeding (pigs), hunting (wild pigs, pythons), fishing and gathering.
Their homes are cabins made of wood from the forest, the leaves of the sago palms are perfect to serve as roofs.