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Bugis

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Introduction

Bugis is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in South Sulawesi Province, Kolaka, Wundulako, Rumbia, and Poleang subdistricts, west coast, eastward through to Bone bay; Polmas and Mamuju districts, coastal swamp areas such as Bulukumba, Luwu, and Polewali. Major towns, enclaves in Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Maluku, Papua, and Sumatra provinces. Also in Malaysia. .

Dialects

Barru (Nepo, Pare-Pare, Soppeng Riaja, Tanete, Tompo), Bone (Dua Boccoe, Mare, Palakka), Camba, Luwu (Bua Ponrang, Luwu’, Malangke-Ussu, Wara), Pangkep (Pangkajene), Pasangkayu (Ugi Riawa), Sawitto (Pinrang), Sidrap (Alitta, Pinrang Utara, Sidenrang), Sinjai (Bulukumba, Enna, Palattae), Soppeng (Kessi), Wajo. Bone and Soppeng dialects are central.

The Bugis Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitemak-kokko
to blowmat-tappoʔ
to breathemañ-ñawa
to burnmat-tunu
to buyəlli
to chewota
to choosemile
to climbtukaʔ
to comelao komai
to cookman-nasu
to countbilaŋ
to crytarii, tərii
to cut, hacktəttaʔ
to die, be deadmate
to digmak-kae
to dreamnipi
to drinkmenuŋ, minuŋ
to eatmanre
to fallmabuəŋ
to fearmetauu
to flowmas-soloʔ
to flyluttu
to growtuo
to hearmar-eŋkaliŋa
to hidemaʔkasubbu
to hittətteʔ
to holdgəŋkəŋ, mak-katənni, warəkkəŋ
to huntrəŋŋəŋ
to killmaʔ-buno
to know, be knowledgeableissəŋ
to laughmacawa
to lie downlewuu, liwuu
to live, be alivetuo
to open, uncoverbuka, timpaʔ
to planttanəŋ
to pound, beatman-nampuʔ, təttuʔ
to saymak-kədaa, pau
to scratchmak-kakkaŋ
to seemak-kita
to sewmaʔ-jai
to shootmaʔ-balliliʔ
to sittudaŋ
to sleepma-tinro
to sniff, smellmaŋ-əmmau
to spitmam-meccu, mam-miccu
to splitpue, pueʔ
to squeezetassipi
to stab, piercemaʔ-gajaŋ, soppaʔ
to standtəttoŋ
to stealmennau
to suckmaŋ-iso
to swellbəkkaʔ
to swimnaŋe
to thinkman-nawa nawa
to throwmaʔ-dempəʔ
to tie up, fastenmas-sio
to turnləsu
to walkjokka, joppa
to vomittal-lua
to workmaʔ-jama
to yawnmaŋ-aleale

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