Languages

Minangkabau

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Introduction

Minangkabau is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Widespread in the Indonesian Archipelago; west central Sumatra Province, Padang area. Nearly half live outside central Sumatra; South Sumatra, west coast Mukomuko area. .

Dialects

Agam, Aneuk Jamee (Jamee), Batu Sangkar-Pariangan, Kerinci-Minangkabau, Orang Mamak, Pajokumbuh, Pancuang Soal (Muko-Muko), Penghulu, Si Junjung, Singkarak, Tanah, Ulu. Not intelligible with Indonesian (See: Indonesian). Pekal (See: Pekal?) may be intelligible with Minangkabau.

The Minangkabau Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitemaŋgigiʔ
to blowburambuih
to breathebaaŋoʔ
to burnmambaka
to buymambali
to chewmaŋuñah
to choosemamilieh
to climbnaiaʔ
to cometibo
to cookmamasaʔ
to countmaetoŋ
to crymanaŋih
to cut, hackmaŋareʔ
to die, be deadmati
to digmaŋali
to dreambarasian
to drinkminun
to eatmakan
to falljatuah
to feartakuiʔ
to flowmailie
to flytabaŋ
to growiduiʔ
to hearmandaŋa
to hidemandoʔ
to hitmanokoʔ
to holdmamaeiʔ
to huntbaburu
to killmambunuah
to know, be knowledgeabletau
to laughgalaʔ
to lie downbagoleʔ
to live, be aliveiduiʔ
to open, uncovermambuka
to plantmananam
to pound, beatmanumbua...
to saymaŋeceʔ
to scratchmaŋgauiʔ
to seemalieʔ
to sewmanjaiʔ
to shootmanembaʔ
to sitduduaʔ
to sleeplaloʔ
to sniff, smellmaidu
to spitmaliue
to splitmambalah
to squeezemaramoh
to stab, piercemanikam
to standtagaʔ
to stealmanciloʔ
to suckmaisoʔ
to swellmambaŋka
to swimbaranaŋ
to thinkbapikie
to throwmambaeka...
to tie up, fastenmangabeʔ
to turnkeloʔ
to walkbajalan
to vomitmutah
to workbakarajo
to yawnkuoʔ

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