Languages

Banjar

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Introduction

Banjar is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Kalimantan, around Banjarmasin south and east; East Kalimantan Province, coastal regions of Pulau Laut, Kutai, and Pasir; Central Kalimantan Province as far as Sampit. Also in Malaysia. .

Dialects

Hulu, Kuala. Lexically influenced by Javanese (See: Javanese). Lexical similarity: 73% with Indonesian (See: Indonesian), 66% with Tamuan (Malayic Dayak) (See: Malayic Dayak?), 45% with Bakumpai (See: Bakumpai?), 35% with Ngaju (See: Ngaju).

The Banjar Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteigut
to blowbatiup
to breathehinak
to burnbanam
to buytukar
to chewmamah
to choosepilih
to climbnaik
to comedatang
to cookbamasak
to countitung
to crytangis
to cut, hacktatak
to die, be deadmati
to digtabuk
to dreammimpi
to drinknginum
to eatmakan
to fallgugur
to feartakutan
to flowalir
to flytarabang
to growtumbuh
to hearmandangar
to hidesambuñɪ
to hitpukul
to holdpingkut
to huntgarit
to killbunuh
to know, be knowledgeabletahu
to laughtatawa
to lie downbarabah
to live, be alivehidup
to open, uncoverbuka
to planttanam
to pound, beattumbuk
to sayujar
to scratchgaru
to seelihat
to sewjahit
to shoottimbak
to sitduduk
to sleepguring
to sniff, smellcium
to spitludah
to splitbalah
to squeezeparah
to stab, piercesuduk
to standbadiri
to stealmenyuntan (mencuri)
to sucktaguk
to swellbangkak
to swimbakunyung
to thinkbapikir
to throwtawak
to tie up, fastenjarat
to turnbaputar
to walkbajalan
to vomitmuak
to workgawi
to yawnkuap

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