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Te taetae ni Kiribati

The language of Kiribati

 

Culture and Communication Handbook

Table of Contents

To the Learner: An Introduction to Language Learning

The Purpose and Design of the Materials

Notes: Kiribati ~ Gilbert Islands ~ Gilbertese

A. First Contact / Personal History

1. Greetings
2. What's your name?
3. How old are you?
4. Where are you from?
5. M'aneaba speech
6. How long?
7. Where do you live?
8. The farewell

B. Language Learning

9. The language learner
10. What's it in Kiribati?
11. Conversation
12.
I don't understand
13. Some help

C. Family

14. The family
15. My brothers and sisters

D. Arranging a Meeting

16. Time
17. Place

E. Getting Around

18. Do you know the way?
19. Meeting
20. The Gilbert Group
21. Travel
22. How far?
23. When does it come?
24. How long does it take?

F. Commerce

25. At the store

G. The House

26. A Kiribati house

H. Health

27. Illness
28. The body
29. Bathing

I. The Meal

30. The invitation
31. Dinner
32. Time to eat
33. Smoking

J. Occupations

34. Occupations
35. How to make things

K. Education

36. How many kinds of schools in Kiribati?
37. Go to the blackboard
38. Reading and writing

L. Geography / Resources

39. On the beach
40. The coconut tree
41. The toddy cutter
42. The pandanus tree
43. Plants and animals of Kiribati

M. The Sea

44. The lagoon and the oceanside
45. The Kiribati canoe
46. Fishing
47. Ikarii: bony-fish

N. Social Activities

48. Clothing
49. Games
50. Religions
51. Recreation

O. Civil Structure

52. The Maneaba
53. Independence
54. Government workers

P. Miscellany

55. Weather
56. Things I did today
57. Opposites
58. Do you like it here?
59. Tools
60. Marriage and children
61. Useful expressions

Q. GLOSSARIES

A. English - Kiribati
B. Kiribati - English


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