Languages

Makian, West

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Introduction

Makian, West is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in North Maluku Province. South Halmahera island, southwest coast near Gita town; west Makian island, some Kayoa islands. .

Dialects

Language isolate within north Halmahera. Formerly classified as Austronesian.

The Makian, West Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekiki
to blowudu
to burnsaw
to buypoli
to climbaw
to comeay, fi, fia, fo, mo, no, podo
to cooka
to countpainge
to cryja
to cut, hackkuba, tala
to die, be deadmagey
to digpay
to drinkbebe, jowbe
to eatam, fajow, fiam
to flytagar
to growbafo
to hearbaso
to hidesodulo
to hitfor, paa, wakis
to holdjajow, maa
to killfagéy
to know, be knowledgeableliala, tawado
to laughae
to lie downbolabola, kailome, karanga
to live, be alivedadi
to open, uncovertupe
to plantmaki
to sayteng
to scratchfakaeri
to seeco
to sewfalaaki
to shoottebel
to sitcako taratip, toroso
to sleepkadu, tifi
to sniff, smellfatum
to spitujuf
to splitkida
to stab, piercetaji
to standsiesu
to stealtedi
to swimgalof
to thinkbafikir, milinga, pikir
to throwdupe, wako
to tie up, fastenbali
to walksagal
to vomitkawe
to yawn

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