Languages

Nila

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Introduction

Nila is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Central Maluku Province, south central Seram island transmigration area. 6 villages. (Originally Nila island in south central Maluku). .

Dialects

Similar to Serua (See: Serua). Not intelligible with Teun (See: Te’un?).

The Nila Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteṇ'ʔiʔi
to burnṃtu'ni
to come'mɔrpi
to cryni'rɛnu
to die, be deadṇ'mata
to dreamnim'jatu
to drinknɔm'ni
to eatna'ɛna
to fallṇ'tuʔu
to fly'nema
to hearsɛ'rina
to kill'fulnu
to know, be knowledgeable'frɛna
to laughṇ'mali
to scratchnima'tɛla
to seeta'kɛra
to sitṇ'tara
to sleep'nɛna
to spitnif'rɛti
to standṃ'rirri
to swim'nani
to walkṇ'lɔka
to vomitṇ'muta
to yawn

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