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ISO 639-3: meu

The combined catalog of all OLAC participants contains the following resources that are relevant to this language:

Other known names and dialect names: Eastern Motu, Pure Motu, True Motu, Western Motu

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Primary texts

  1. ONLINESome New Guinea languages. Arthur Capell (compiler); Arthur Capell (recorder). 1970. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:AC1-243
  2. ONLINEWords and phrases in some Austronesian languages. Arthur Capell. 1999. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:AC2-OLVOC615
  3. ONLINEManumanu: Discussion of Hiri. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-001
  4. ONLINERecent Hiri Voyages. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-002
  5. ONLINEThe Lament - Manumanu, etc. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-005
  6. ONLINETape cover marked "A". Lakatoi songs. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-017
  7. ONLINETwo sides Manumanu VIII / 57: 1. Kwanagu Nou on organization of Hiri; 2. Doromotar (Doura) woman. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-019
  8. ONLINEManumanu 12/1/58: Side A, Dagu Dubu; Side B, HIstory of Manumanu iduhu. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-020
  9. ONLINE[no indication of content or date]. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-021
  10. ONLINESide 1, Ritual preparations for Hiri; Routine and ritual en voyage, Ehona. Side 2, Ehona cont'd . Nou Ume, Hebore Ume, Jagi Kwaragu II (Manumanu). Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-022
  11. ONLINESide A. Some rubbish but two [good]. Side B. Sivarai by ? Ata (Nidubu Goata).. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-023
  12. ONLINE[Lagater iraina] . Also discussion of helaga. Murray Groves (compiler); Simon Golson (depositor). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:MG1-025
  13. ONLINEManumanu. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder). n.d. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-0878
  14. ONLINEManumanu. Tom Dutton (compiler); Iru Kakare (recorder). 1976. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-1976
  15. ONLINEMotu - Lexico Stats. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder); Udu Vai (speaker). n.d. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-M002
  16. ONLINEMotu, Koitabu: LMS Singing Barakau. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder); Barakau Chorus (performer); Girls Group at Barakau (performer). 1960. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-M006
  17. ONLINEMotu (Barakau) Conversation & Miscellaneous. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder); Agaru Kopi (speaker). n.d. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-M007
  18. ONLINEMotu songs, Hula story, Chimbu, Australian songs. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder). n.d. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-M011
  19. ONLINEMtn Koiari stories. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder). 1966. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-P013
  20. ONLINEMotu Genesis Translation. B.S.A. 1974. The Rosetta Project: A Long Now Foundation Library of Human Language. oai:rosettaproject.org:rosettaproject_meu_gen-1

Lexical resources

  1. ONLINECrúbadán language data for Motu. Kevin Scannell. 2015. The Crúbadán Project. oai:crubadan.org:meu
  2. A dictionary of the Motu language of Papua. Lister-Turner, R. 1941. Sydney : A. H. Pettifer, Govt. printer. oai:gial.edu:25396
  3. ONLINEWords and phrases in some Austronesian languages. Arthur Capell. 1999. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:AC2-OLVOC615
  4. ONLINEMotu - Lexico Stats. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder); Udu Vai (speaker). n.d. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-M002
  5. ONLINEPOLLEX-Online Resources for Motu. Simon J. Greenhill (editor); Ross Clark (editor); Bruce Biggs (editor). 2016. POLLEX-Online (http://pollex.org.nz). oai:pollex.org.nz:meu.43
  6. ONLINEMotu Swadesh List. n.a. n.d. The Rosetta Project: A Long Now Foundation Library of Human Language. oai:rosettaproject.org:rosettaproject_meu_swadesh-1
  7. A dictionary of Police Motu. Brett, Richard; Brown, Raymond; Brown, Ruth; Foreman, Velma M. 1962. Department of Information and Extension Services. oai:sil.org:33771

Language descriptions

  1. A grammar of the Motu language of Papua. Lister-Turner, R. 1941. Sydney : A. H. Pettifer, Govt. printer. oai:gial.edu:25397
  2. Orthography and phonology database : Highlands and Papuan Regions. Hemmilä, Ritva; Summer Institute of Linguistics. Papua New Guinea Branch. 1999. Data papers on Papua New Guinea languages ; v. 44. oai:gial.edu:28275
  3. ONLINEGlottolog 2.7 Resources for Motu. n.a. 2016. Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. oai:glottolog.org:motu1246
  4. ONLINEMotu Phonology. Dutton, Thomas E. 1995. Mouton de Gruyter. oai:rosettaproject.org:rosettaproject_meu_phon-1
  5. Passive possession in Oceanic. Palmer, Bill. 2008. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures. oai:sil.org:42073
  6. ONLINEMotu Organised Phonology Data. n.a. 2011. SIL Language and Culture Archives. oai:sil.org:42247
  7. ONLINEWALS Online Resources for Motu. n.a. 2008. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. oai:wals.info:mtu

Other resources about the language

  1. ONLINEGrammar and Vocabulary of Language Spoken by Motu Tribe (New Guinea). Lawes, W. G. 1888. Charles Potter, Government Printer. oai:refdb.wals.info:2508
  2. ONLINERevised Motu Grammar and Vocabulary. Lister-Turner, R.; Clark, J. B. 1930. Government Printer. oai:refdb.wals.info:4220
  3. ONLINEThe evolution of grammar: Tense, aspect and modality in the languages of the world. Bybee, Joan L.; Perkins, Revere; Pagliuca, William. 1994. The University of Chicago Press. oai:refdb.wals.info:4270
  4. A survey of Motu and Police Motu. Brett, Richard; Brown, Raymond; Brown, Ruth; Foreman, Velma M. 1962. Department of Information and Extension Services. oai:sil.org:39225
  5. ONLINEMotu: a language of Papua New Guinea. n.a. 2013. SIL International. oai:ethnologue.com:meu
  6. ONLINEMotu Detailed Description. Dutton, Thomas E. 1995. Mouton de Gruyter. oai:rosettaproject.org:rosettaproject_meu_detail-1
  7. ONLINELINGUIST List Resources for Motu. Damir Cavar, Director of Linguist List (editor); Malgorzata E. Cavar, Director of Linguist List (editor). 2016-07-29. The LINGUIST List (www.linguistlist.org). oai:linguistlist.org:lang_meu

Other resources in the language

  1. ONLINERumu Lexicon. Petterson, Robert G. (compiler). 1989. SIL Language and Culture Archives. oai:sil.org:31307
  2. ONLINELukautim pikinini marakidia umui naridia. Griffen, Vanessa; International Year of the Child Commission. 1980. Konedobu, Papua New Guinea : Family Health Section, Department of Health. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:497753
  3. ONLINEAne dirava hanamoa, Motu gado. n.a. [19--]. Sydney : F. Cunninghame. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:510609
  4. ONLINE[Eight point development plan : miscellaneous papers]. Papua New Guinea. Office of Information. 1974-1975. [Konedobu : Office of Information. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:511235
  5. ONLINEGrammar and vocabulary of language spoken by Motu tribe, New Guinea. Lawes, W. G. (William George), 1839-1907. 1885. Sydney, T. Richards, government printer. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:511539
  6. ONLINEGrammar and vocabulary of language spoken by Motu tribe (New Guinea). Lawes, W. G. (William George), 1839-1907. 1888. Sydney, C. Potter, government printer. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:511540
  7. ONLINEOi bona oi emu motuka = You and your vehicle. Papua New Guinea. Department of Information and Extension Services. 1974. [Port Moresby] : Dept. of Information and Extension Services. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:511730
  8. ONLINEThe Melanesian possessives and a study in method. Ray, Sidney Herbert, 1858-1939. 1919. [Place of publication not identified]. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:522792
  9. ONLINEPangu Pati policies. Pangu Pati. 1982. Port Moresby : Authorised by A.M. Siaguru. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:544585
  10. ONLINEOl bilip bilong pangu pangu ena laloa = What Pangu believes. Pangu Pati. 1980. Port Moresby : Post Printing Service. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:547547
  11. ONLINESivarai Namona Oiemu. Bible Society of Papua New Guinea. 1977. Port Moresby, [Papua New Guinea] : Bible Society of Papua New Guinea. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:548702
  12. ONLINEPapua New Guinea electoral ordinance 1963-1971 nomination of candidates and location of polling places for election of members to the House of Assembly 1972 = Papua Niu Gini eleksin taravatudia 1963-1971 kandidet ladadia ibounai bona vout karaia gabudia edeseni memba abiaisi vareai haus ov asembli 1972. n.a. 1972. sl : sn. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:549390
  13. ONLINEBook of beginnings : Genese : matamana negana. British and Foreign Bible Society. 1960. Sydney : Ambassador Press. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:604166
  14. ONLINEIesu Keriso ena Evanelia : Motu gado hahegeregerea. n.a. 1885. Sydney, [N.S.W.] : Lee & Ross. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:866592
  15. ONLINEA comparative vocabulary of the dialects of British New Guinea. Ray, Sidney Herbert, 1858-1939. 1895. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:877897
  16. ONLINEGrammar and vocabulary of language spoken by Motu tribe (New Guinea). Lawes, W. G. (William George), 1839-1907. 1896. Sydney, C. Potter, government printer. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:878863
  17. ONLINETaga be dahaka? = What is wealth?. Reserve Bank of Australia. [197-]. [Port Moresby] : Australia Bank. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:879975
  18. ONLINEA grammar of the Motu language of Papua. Lister-Turner, R. 1941. Sydney, A.H. Pettifer, Govt. printer. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:880741
  19. ONLINEA dictionary of the Motu language of Papua. Lister-Turner, R. 1941. Sydney, A. H. Pettifer, Govt. printer. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:880744
  20. ONLINEPari hanua edia sene sivaraidia. Nou, Igo Ovia. 1975. Port Moresby : Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:880749
  21. ONLINEA survey of Motu and Police Motu. Brett, Richard. 1962. Port Moresby : Dept. of Information and Extension Services. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:880759
  22. ONLINEReport. Study Conference on Police Motu (1971 : Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea); Papua New Guinea. Department of Information and Extension Services. 1971. Port Moresby. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:880761
  23. ONLINEMotu senedia edia kara daladia sivaraidia. Price, A. V. G. (Alex V. G.); Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies. 1975. Port Moresby : Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:880768
  24. ONLINEInvestment Corporation Fund of Papua New Guinea : prospectus. Investment Corporation of Papua New Guinea. 1973. Port Moresby : Investment Corporation of Papua New Guinea. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:887822
  25. ONLINEPapua New Guinea ena Invesmen Koporesin Fan. Investment Corporation of Papua New Guinea. 1973. Port Moresby, Investment Corporation. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:889197
  26. ONLINELoa ese hadibaia hahine gaukara ia abia : Loa ese politikel gau badadia haida ia hadibaia ena diba tahua memero bona kekeni dekenai. Papua New Guinea. Department of Information and Extension Services; Papua New Guinea. Political Education Committee. 1971. [Port Moresby] : Published by the Dept. of Information and Extension Services for the Political Education Committee. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:894185
  27. ONLINEA few months in New Guinea. Stone, Octavius C. 1880. London, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:894871
  28. ONLINEThe National policy of People's Progress Party : strong, stable, progressive government. n.a. 1977. [Place of publication not identified : Publisher not identified. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:896242
  29. ONLINEPolicies and beliefs of the United Party, Papua Niugini : one people, one nation united from islands to highland, from mountain to coast. United Party (Papua New Guinea). 1977. Boroko : G. Odgers. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:896847
  30. ONLINEPapua New Guinea : iseda tanobada, tanobada tamona. Papua New Guinea. Office of Information. 1975. Konedobu, P.N.G. : Office of Information. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:901044
  31. ONLINEDirava ihanamolaina anedia. Motu gado, Papua ai. London Missionary Society. [date of production not identified]. [London] Printed by the London Missionary Society for the Papua District Committee. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:909505
  32. ONLINEIseda miusiki. Holtham, Jean; Sogeri National High School. 1976. [Sogeri] : Sogeri National High School. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:932755
  33. ONLINE"Talkabout" : Motu dictionary and conversation for every occasion. Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. [between 1941 and 1945]. Melbourne : R.A.A.F. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1034768
  34. ONLINEGrammar and vocabulary of language spoken by Motu tribe (New Guinea). Lawes, W. G. (William George), 1839-1907. 1896. New York : AMS Press. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1290720
  35. ONLINEIta ibounai eda hebou = Meetings for everyone. Thomson, R. 1976. Konedobu, P.N.G. : Office of Information. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1341737
  36. ONLINEGAVAʻ : studies in Austronesian languages and cultures dedicated to Hans Kähler = Studien zu austronesischen Sprachen und Kulturen Hans Kähler gewidmet. Kähler, Hans, 1912-1983; Carle, Rainer. 1982. Veröffentlichungen des Seminars für Indonesische und Südseesprachen der Universität Hamburg ; Bd. 17. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1367376
  37. ONLINEBia ita inua o lasi?. Smith, B; MacCormack, J. 1977. Rabaul, Papua New Guinea : Toksave Na Buk Dipatmen, The United Church, New Guinea Islands Region. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1462308
  38. ONLINEProceedings of the seventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics : Leiden 22-27 August 1994. International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics 1994 : Leiden, Netherlands); Odé, Cecilia; Stokhof, W. A. L; Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden. Vakgroep Talen en Culturen van Zuidoost-Azië en Oceanië. 1997. Amsterdam ; Atlanta, Ga. : Rodopi. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1760266
  39. ONLINEGaukara taudia edia sivarai. Papua New Guinea. Bureau of Industrial Organizations. n.d. Boroko, Papua New Guinea, Bureau of Industrial Organizations. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1938486
  40. ONLINEThe Rural Improvement Programme. Papua New Guinea. Department of Finance. 197- -. Port Moresby : E.C. Awo, Govt. Printer. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1940427
  41. ONLINEBudget speech. Papua New Guinea. Department of the Treasury. n.d. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea : Govt. Printer. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1948456
  42. ONLINEPapers in New Guinea linguistics. Australian National University. Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Linguistics; Linguistic Circle of Canberra; Australian National University. Research School of Pacific Studies. Department of Linguistics. 1964-1988. No. 1-5: Linguistic Circle of Canberra publications. Series A, Occasional papers. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1949882
  43. ONLINEAnnual report. Papua New Guinea Electricity Commission. n.d. [Boroko]. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:1972500
  44. ONLINERevised Motu grammar and vocabulary. Lister-Turner, R. 1930. Port Moresby : E.G. Baker, Govt. printer. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:2205307
  45. ONLINEThe role of customary law in the legal system. Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea. 1977. Report - Law Reform Commission ; no. 7. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:3276398
  46. ONLINELukautim pikinini marakidia umui naridia. Griffen, Vanessa; International Year of the Child Commission. 1980. Konedobu, Papua New Guinea : Family Health Section, Department of Health. oai:pacific.library.manoa.hawaii.edu:4155305
  47. ONLINEHiri Motu 6 73 (66). Bert Voorhoeve (compiler); Bert Voorhoeve (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:CLV1-180
  48. ONLINEHiri Motu 7 73 (66). Bert Voorhoeve (compiler); Bert Voorhoeve (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:CLV1-181
  49. ONLINEHiri Motu 973 (69). Bert Voorhoeve (compiler); Bert Voorhoeve (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:CLV1-183
  50. ONLINEHiri Motu 1073 (70). Bert Voorhoeve (compiler); Bert Voorhoeve (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:CLV1-184
  51. ONLINEHiri Motu 11 73 (71). Bert Voorhoeve (compiler); Bert Voorhoeve (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:CLV1-185
  52. ONLINEHiri Motu 12 73 (72). Bert Voorhoeve (compiler); Bert Voorhoeve (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:CLV1-186
  53. ONLINEHiri Motu 13 73 (73). Bert Voorhoeve (compiler); Bert Voorhoeve (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:CLV1-187
  54. ONLINEHiri Motu 14 73 (74). Bert Voorhoeve (compiler); Bert Voorhoeve (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:CLV1-188
  55. ONLINEPidgin Songs. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder). 1973. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-P159
  56. ONLINEKoita. Tom Dutton (compiler); Tom Dutton (recorder); Sandra Warwick-Smith (recorder). 1964. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). oai:paradisec.org.au:TD1-P170

Other known names and dialect names: Eastern Motu, Pure Motu, True Motu, Western Motu

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