Kiribati words for colours and shapes

Learning the Kiribati Language can be fun and exciting. In this video, you can learn 10 Kiribati words for colours and 10 Kiribati words for shapes. 

Incorporating these words into your everyday conversations is a great way to learn the Kiribati Language, for example, instead of saying ‘the sky is blue’, say ‘the sky is buruu’, or instead of saying ‘the grass is green’, you can say, ‘the grass is kiriin’.

At Pacific Learners, we are passionate about revitalsing Pacific Language, so we have put together a Kiribati Language Resource page. This is where you can access all our Kiribati content in one place. 


Here are 3 Kiribati Language videos you will find useful:

  1. Common Kiribati Words: Use this video to learn basic Kiribati Words you can use everyday
  2. Common Kiribati Phrases: Take your Kiribati language journey to the next level and use this video to learn over 15 common Kiribati phrases
  3. Kiribati days and months: Impress your friends by incorporating Kiribati words for days and months into your everyday conversations


10 Kiribati words for colours

Yellow – baabobo
Purple – beboo
Blue – buruu
Green – kiriin
Orange – aoranti
Pink – bingke
Black – roroo
Brown – buraun
White – mainaina
Red – uraura

10 Kiribati words for shapes 

Circle- mronron
Oval- Wai miron
Square- baoki
Triangle- turaaiaengko
Rectangle- urekitaengko
Star- itoi
Diamond- taiman
Cube – kiubiki
Cross- kaibangaki
Heart- aati

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