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Iban

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Introduction

Iban is a language of Malaysia. It is spoken in Sarawak, Sadong river north to Bintulu, Sibu; Sabah, Tawau district, 1 village. Also in Brunei, Indonesia. .

Dialects

Batang Lupar, Bugau, Dau, Lemanak, Skrang, Ulu Ai, Undup.

The Iban Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitegigit, kanit, ketup
to blowpuput, sepu, tiup
to breathebe-ñawa, enseput, nyintak seput
to burntunu
to buybeli
to chewkuñah
to choosepilih
to climbtikiʔ
to comedatai
to cooksumai, tanak
to countitoŋ
to crysabak
to cut, hacktetak
to die, be deadmati
to digkali
to dreammimpi
to drinkirup
to eatmakai
to falllaboh
to feartakut
to flowarung, jungking
to flyterebai
to growtumboh
to heardiŋa
to hidebelalai, pelam
to hitlunsin, maluk, paluʔ, pukul, sipat
to holdpegai
to huntgigaʔ, ŋ-asu
to killbunoh
to know, be knowledgeabletauʔ, temu
to laughketawaʔ
to lie downgaliʔ
to live, be aliveidup
to open, uncoverbukaʔ, kebak, silak, telenga
to planttanam
to pound, beattutok
to sayjakoʔ, sebut
to scratchgaruʔ, kisai
to seepedaʔ
to sewjait
to shoottimbak
to sitdudok
to sleeptindok
to sniff, smellsium
to spitŋe-ludah
to splitbelah
to squeezegelam, perah
to stab, piercetusok
to standdiri
to stealngenchuri
to sucktusu'
to swellkembai
to swimnyemerai
to thinkpikir, runding
to throwtikau
to tie up, fastenkebat, nanchang, nanggam, ŋikat
to turnbilok
to walkjalai
to vomitmutah
to workb-umai, gawa, kereja, pengawa
to yawnŋuap

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