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LAKONA ( Lakon, Gaua, Gog )

Spoken by 300 people in Gaua Island, Banks Group, Vanuatu.
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EMAM maken,
Hahan ni ron.
Mon vitiga ni van ma.
Mon mares ni wesis vaan mere maken.
Le ma qirig mun game en sinag ga tu ehe qirig.
Ke tretremwute pogeme,
mere game ga tretremwate eu poge.
Sao ukukrag game le galgalve;
Ke la game tren en gasgasa.
En mon en vitiga, sa en man,
sa en henhen, ti ti tie. Amen.

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.
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