Languages

Ngad’a

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Introduction

Ngad’a is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in East Nusa Tenggara Province. South central Flores island, between Manggarai (See: Manggarai), Ende (See: Ende), and Li’o (See: Li’o?) language areas. .

Dialects

Bajawa, Central Ngada, South Ngada. Dialect diversity.

The Ngad’a Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekégé, kiki
to blowzupi
to breatheŋaci
to burnnéi, roca, vuca
to buyveli
to chewmama, ŋadzu
to choosepili, sili
to climbnaci
to comemai
to cooknasu, pedhé, zaka
to count
to crynaŋi
to cut, hackpako
to die, be deadmata
to digkaci, kela, kocé
to dreamnipi
to drinkinu
to eatka
to fallbodu
to fearmizo
to flowbéré
to flybeya
to growmézé
to hearzeŋé
to hidesono
to hitpia, vela
to holddavé
to huntza
to killmaté
to know, be knowledgeablebéo, toa
to laughtawa
to lie downnade
to live, be alivemuzi
to open, uncovergégé
to plantmula
to pound, beattébi
to saypunu
to scratchkasi
to seeiso
to sewraku, zéi
to shootpasa
to sitmoku
to sleepnade
to sniff, smellvacu
to spittefa
to splitvela
to squeezekuku, oté
to stab, piercevuta
to standdavi
to stealnaka
to suckbheso, susu, temo
to swellsi
to swimnaŋu
to thinkmaya, siu, vé
to throwvuca
to tie up, fastenrati
to turnkili
to walklaa
to vomitmuta
to workgaga, ŋo
to yawnmoca

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