Languages

Makian, East

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Introduction

Makian, East is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in North Maluku Province. South Halmahera island, west coast; nearby east Makian and south Mori islands; Kayoa, Bacan, and Obi islands. Transmigration project near Kao. .

Dialects

East Makian, Kayoa (Kajoa). Similar to Gane (See: Gane).

The Makian, East Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite-babas, kodo
to blowuho, -uho
to breathemanao, -manowo
to burnmagesay, saŋ
to buybale
to choosepilih
to climbait, kakaua, sa
to comewam, -wom
to cookpelaloin, peŋháu
to countyohan, -yohan
to cryiyok
to cut, hack-hola, tetal
to die, be dead-mot
to digpait, -pait
to dreamtuli em, yaŋo ntan
to drink-imin
to eat-ahon, ʔan, -on
to fall-(ha)mtat, mtet, ndudus
to fearkiu, -kiu
to flowkihis, -kihis
to flyopa, -opa
to hear-malongo, ŋarak
to hidegogan, op
to hithool, top, -wet
to hold-yol
to huntdupil
to killhapún, -pun
to know, be knowledgeableunak, -unak
to laughmaŋeleʔ, mlih
to lie downhakalilik, -hantuli
to live, be alive-antub, bafo
to open, uncoverkaka, palan
to planttanam
to pound, beatkalai
to say-(ha)lusa, halusa
to scratchgag, -gak
to see-am, em
to sew-beit, habeit
to shootddupili, tebal
to sitbalataŋ, battalón, maladua
to sleep-antoal, mtuli
to sniff, smell-hotan, sapaiyak
to spit-(ha)idis, haidis
to splitfakat, taraca, tatal
to squeezelahat, -ohal
to stab, piercesagu, -tusa
to standosal, -wosal
to steallois
to suckhasusu, -sodas
to swell-bos
to swim-hagawil, yas
to thinkbafikir
to throwtadi, -yeit
to tie up, fasten-halika, selak
to turnbale, bulai, putar
to walk-tagil
to vomit-wak, weʔ
to workkerja, manitap
to yawnmaáp

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