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Masiwang

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Introduction

Masiwang is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Maluku Province, Bula district. Seram island; area along northeast coast, up from Waru bay. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 44% with Bobot (See: Bobot), 43% with Salas (See: Salas?), 39% with Sepa (See: Sepa?) and Teluti (See: Teluti?), 36% with Liana Seti (See: Liana-Seti?) and Yalahatan (See: Yalahatan?).

The Masiwang Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekasat, kat
to blowluti, nu:
to breathe-mesi, minowa
to burndun, lut, tuin
to buybalat, fas
to chewmama
to choosebadali
to climbsa:, sā
to comeslot
to cookkali, -masa
to count[rekiŋ], woʔis
to cryrakit, takit
to cut, hackda:, tasa
to die, be deadmata
to digkalṿ
to dreammanīf, mnif
to drinkn|inṿ, nimin
to eatken, kān
to fallmenahei, mnav
to fearmi-toi, mtait
to flowbai, bait
to flydiv, rihi
to growmeka, rubi
to heara-loka, b|loka
to hidebasavunin
to hitbiat, leit
to holddoman, siet
to huntfusa, vakavela
to killhuin, vunṿ
to know, be knowledgeablebatafenen, vane|ta
to laughmli, wali
to lie downburburiŋ, nimeh
to live, be alivelihen, meka
to open, uncoverbalak
to plantbakatáu
to pound, beatdutṿ, tutu
to saydula, fatan, lēn
to scratchkʷas, pala|kasa
to seeb|a, ʔita
to sewbakasoma, tula
to shootbana, tuin
to sitduʷat, tuot
to sleepmtolṿ, nime
to sniff, smell-bufmauk, mulit liʔet
to spitbeba, fetōf
to splitbat, siet
to squeezeforon, lefa
to stab, piercedevat, taha, toi
to standko|lan, kolan
to stealkahalée, mana:
to suckmoit, sosa
to swellbi|vawa
to swimke-nani, nakụ
to think[uha]uoho, fikir
to throwdau, dutṿ, tōi
to tie up, fastennafit, tes
to turnbutar, fulis, hali-hali-n
to walkko, lowo-lowot
to vomit-lua, lua-k
to workdei, fan sèli
to yawnmaʔe ma, mamawa

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