the pain felt when swallowing something dry
Muyu – approx 2,000 speakers – Western New Guinea
Used as a noun and clearly different from all other forms of pain one can experience, which are labeled welen.
Muyu is a Non-Austronesian (Papuan) language of New Guinea. It is spoken by an estimated 2,000 people living alongside the Kao and Muyu Rivers in the Boven-Digoel regency, Papuan Province, Indonesia. There is no transmission to a younger generation. Muyu speakers are aware of nine dialects: Kasawut, Are, Ninggrum, Yonggom, Kakaip, Kawip, Kapom, Kamindip, and Okpari.
Source: Personal field notes, https://www.elararchive.org/dk0601/
Credit: Alexander Zahrer