Languages

Kisar

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Introduction

Kisar is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Southern Maluku Province, over 20 villages total. Kisar island, northeast of Timor island, 19 villages; nearby Roma and Wetar islands, Hila, Likagraha, Amau, Naumatan, and Hi’ai villages. Some in Ambon, Dili, and Kupang cities. .

Dialects

Not related to Oirata (See: Oirata), which has sometimes been called a dialect.

The Kisar Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitenaunihi
to blowrou
to breathewarna
to burnkunu
to buyweli
to chewmama, naake [r]
to choosenili
to climbhaʔa
to comemai
to cookhuni
to countaki
to crynahere
to cut, hackkeri
to die, be deadmaki
to digrair
to dreamnamarami
to drinkromun
to eatan
to fallna-diam
to fearmakaʔuku
to flowwau
to flyliwar
to hearderne
to hidesuware
to hitrerehe, riuku
to holdnasala, nodi
to huntrohi
to killnesneh
to know, be knowledgeablema-waroin
to laughmali
to lie downheriyal[a], yawa
to live, be alivemori
to open, uncoverhariye
to planthapa
to saynaaheni
to scratchharuke
to seepoonoh
to sewhouru
to shootilak
to sitraikor
to sleepmaturru
to sniff, smellmasi
to spitapar
to splitweke
to squeezedaine
to stab, piercekadi
to standnama|riri
to stealmanaʔa
to suckloome
to swimnani
to throwwasla
to tie up, fasteneku
to turnwali-ye
to walkla
to vomitmoko
to workhopoko, rayapi
to yawn

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