Rotokas is an East Papuan language spoken on the island of Bougainville, an
island which is part of Papua New Guinea and which located to the east of New
Guinea. There are three main dialects: Central Rotokas, Aita Rotokas and Pipipaia.
Central Rotokas has one of the smallest inventories of phonemes in the world.
About 4,000 people speak Rotokas.
Rotokas alphabet and pronunciation
Sample text in Rotokas
Vo tuariri rovoaia Pauto vuvuiua ora rasito pura-rovoreva. Vo osia
rasito raga toureva, uva viapau oavu avuvai. Oire Pauto urauraaro
tuepaepa aue ivaraia uukovi. Vara rutuia rupa toupaiva. Oa iava
Pauto oisio puraroepa, Aviavia rorove. Oire aviavia rorova.
In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was
formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The spirit
of God was hovering over the water. Then God said, “Let there be
light!” So there was light.
Information about the Rotokas languages