Common Rotuman Words

Improve your Rotuman language knowledge by learning 20 common Rotuman words that you can use everyday!

Noa’ia and warm Pacific Greetings. At Pacific Learners, we are passionate about revitalising and promoting Pacific Language, so in this video, we have provided 20 common Rotuman words that you can use in everyday conversations. Once you are confident in learning the 20 words, why dont you start leanring common Rotuman phrases.

So instead of saying ‘Yes’ say ”O’, or instead of saying ‘Please’ say ‘Figalelei’. The Rotuman language can be difficult to pronounce, so watch this video over and over until you master the sounds.

Keep scrolling down to see a full list of all the 20 common words that we have used in this video.


20 Common Rotuman Words

‘O – Yes
‘Igkå‘ – No
Figalelei – Please
Pӧg leleit – Goodnight
Mijarån leleit – Good morning
Noa‘ia – Hello
‘Ātē – Eat
Mose/Mӧs – Sleep
Leu-mea/Leum – Come
La‘a/La‘ – Go
Våh‘ia/Våh – Finish
‘Imo/‘Iom – Drink
Soge/Sӧg – Hungry
Fu‘uou (ref to one person) – Goodbye
Päe – Sit
Fū – Stand
Takaga/Takag – Bed
Joni/Jӧn – Run
Seke/Sek – Walk
Hanisi/Hanis – Love

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