Languages

Banda

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Introduction

Banda is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in South Maluku, Kei islands, west and northeast side of Kei Besar island, Banda-Eli and Banda-Elat villages, possibly another village. .

Dialects

Elat, Eli. Different from other south Maluku languages.

The Banda Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite-iki
to blowmbufruko
to breathe-ilik muwa-
to burnndurin
to buymbaso
to chewmamo
to choosembili
to climbsaka
to comeoma
to cookndatu
to countneke
to cryakraut, ndaut
to cut, hackmbutu
to die, be deadmata-
to digmbaero
to dreamndososu
to drinkŋimu
to eatmban
to fallmonafu
to fearmbotaku
to flowmondon
to flyndifu
to growmbotuk
to hearmotan
to hidembomoroko
to hitndukul
to holdndakan
to huntraste
to killmbokota
to know, be knowledgeablembo kaiko
to laughmbo|malik
to lie down-turu mbolon
to live, be alivemunuli
to open, uncovermbende
to plantndano
to pound, beatndutu
to saylia
to scratchmboskakir
to see-ito
to sewmborait
to shootmbano
to sitmetet
to sleep-turu
to sniff, smellmbokfau
to spitmbifriru
to splitmbofkila
to squeezendembet
to stab, piercendusuk
to standmeliru
to stealmbomaka
to suckmtol, ndusu, nusbuk
to swellndo|faro
to swimmamo, mbo lo lu
to thinkmfikir
to throwndutu
to tie up, fastenlakot
to turnmbutor
to walkmbo
to vomitluako
to workmbuno
to yawnndususuo

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