Mbula (also known as Mangap-Mbula, Mangaaba, Mangaawa, Mangaava, Kaimanga) is an Austronesian language spoken by around 2,500 people on Umboi Island and Sakar Island in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea. Its basic word order is subject–verb–object; it has a nominative–accusative case-marking strategy.
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... The following types of derivation occur in Mbula compounding of nouns and verbs, creation of nouns by means other than compounding, derivational devices which alter the ... Compounding is not a very productive process in Mbula though is far more common in verbs than in nouns ...
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