Languages

Mentawai

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Introduction

Mentawai is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in West Sumatra Province. Mentawai islands, across from Padang city. .

Dialects

North Siberut, Pagai, Sakalagan, Saumanganja, Silabu, Simalegi, Sipura, South Siberut, Taikaku.

The Mentawai Verb

Sample Verbs

to buysaki
to climbsakai
to comeaiyat, moi
to crymusou
to die, be deadmatei
to drinkmulook
to eatmukom
to fallbelek
to flytuburut
to killmatei
to know, be knowledgeableagai
to live, be alivemurimanua
to plantmasiurep
to seeicok
to sitmu'uddet
to sleepperep
to splitsilak
to stab, piercenyonyonyok
to standtubu
to swellmabukklo
to yawn

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