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Kambera

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Introduction

Kambera is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Sumba island, eastern half. .

Dialects

Kambera, Kanatang, Lewa, Mangili-Waijelo (Rindi, Wai Jilu, Waidjelu, Waijelo), Melolo, Southern Sumba, Uma Ratu Nggai (Umbu Ratu Nggai). Dialect network. Kambera dialect is widely understood. Lewa and Uma Ratu Nggai dialects have difficulty understanding those from Mangili.

The Kambera Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekati, wítu, witu
to blowhapau, hapui, jiliru, púwu, paroru
to breathehangahu, kayek, kayeku
to burncunu, mutung, poku, tunnu, tunu
to buydiŋi, hí, kai
to chewñama, nyama, panyamung
to choosependu, pilu, pindi
to climbhai, hē
to comemai, me, mei
to cookmanah, manahu, manahu uhu, tadetang
to countdica, diha, kíra, kira
to cryhí, hia, ho, hou, hī
to cut, hackkadipu, kadopu, kambăra, púnggu, ponggu
to die, be deadmat, mati, matu, meti
to digàki, aik, aiku, akki, hàka
to dreammanggadipa, manggadipang, manggadipangu, maŋgadipaŋ
to drinkinung, un, unu, unuŋu
to eata, ngangu, ŋaŋu
to fallkanab, kanabu
to fearmadetu, mangàdat, mangàdatu, mawàdutu
to flowjànjar, kajijiru, laku, lolung, njanjaru, wíwa
to flyhawurung, hawuruŋu
to growcubu, cumbu, tumbu
to hearràng, ràngi, ràngu, roŋu
to hidekabunung, kapàndi, kawiniŋu, kawuning, kawunung
to hitpalu
to holdàpa, kítang, ketang, yappa
to huntpatama, patamang, patamangu, patamaŋu
to killpamat, pamati, pamatu, pameti
to know, be knowledgeablepínya, peinya, pengu, piiŋu
to laughriki, riku
to lie downtaŋgiluŋu
to live, be alivel|uri, lúr, lúri, loru, múruku
to open, uncoverbowa, bungga, buŋgăhu
to plantpamúla, pamula, tàndung, tandung, tonduŋ
to pound, beatbè, bai, be, bia
to saykareòku, kareuk, kariu, kariuk, panewu, pani, wana
to scratchkau, pakó, pakauru, pako
to seeita, ngadu, tàngar
to sewila, uc, ucu, utu
to shootbăndil, pana
to sitmandapu, mandidung, uhuk, uhuku
to sleepkatuda, macur, macuru, mahurru, yuda
to sniff, smellhangud, hangudu, haŋudu
to spitilu, pangànj, pangànji, pangànju, pawànju
to splitbera, bièra, biera, biŋgăru, wăka
to squeezepàh, pàhu, pijar
to stab, piercehunj, hunju, koja, kuaja
to standdengur, dingir, duala, dualaku, ndolak(u), ndualaku
to stealbohu, kedu, manganga, mangawa, maŋaŋa, wăhi
to suckhabubbu, harebit, kabucukung, lamuj, lamuji
to swellbo, mbo, mboa, mbua
to swimngani, nganu, ŋeni
to thinkkanalu, kananding, pangàdang, patandang, patandanya, pikur
to throwcàru, cuk, cuku, tukku, tuku
to tie up, fastenhondu
to turnhibut, hilir, hilur, puuti
to walkhalako, halaku, kaku, kandàku
to vomitmuta, mutta
to workràma, ramma
to yawnkawaka, mawa, ya.i, yaʔi

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