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HANO ( RAGA, Lamalanga, North Raga, Vunmarama, Qatvenua, Bwatvenua )

Spoken by 7,000 people in Noth Pentecost (Raga, Whitsuntide Island) and southern Maewo (Aurora) Island, Vanuatu.
Linguistic Lineage for Hano
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TATA amare,
ihama na sabuga.
Nom ute na mai.
Nom doron na dum ataa kun amare.
Lai garig lalai kamai ginaganiana vi dadariha huri garigi.
Goi binihi kaburai vuromai,
kun kamai gam binihi kaburai vurora.
Govav lin te kamai lol kalkaliana;
gov lai kamai nin gatigoro.
Huri nom ute, i rorono,
i sarisari vi togo vai tuni. Amen.

Note: Raga is spoken from the northern tip of Pentecost down to Singmwel (in the west) and Renbura (in the east). Its range includes the villages of Laone, Nazareth, Abwatuntora, Atavtabanga, Loltong, Latano, Nambwarangiut and Lavatmangemu. A small number of Raga speakers also live on neighbouring Maewo Island, as a result of emigration from Pentecost.

Source: "Dictionary and Grammar of the Language of Saa and Ulawa, Solomon Islands" by Walter G. Ivens, M.A., Washington, 1918.
(The LORD'S PRAYER in Twenty-four Languages as used in the DIOCESE OF MELANESIA among the Islands of the South Pacific, pp. 155-156.) Printed at the Melanesian Mission Press, British Solomon Islands. 1926.
http://anglicanhistory.org/oceania/lords_prayer1926.html
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