Languages

Taliabu

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Introduction

Taliabu is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in North Maluku Province. Sula island group; Taliabu island, northwest coast; some on Mangole island. .

Dialects

Mananga, Mangei (Mang, Mange, Mange’e, Sobojo, Soboyo), Padang (Samada). Dialects 90% or more lexically similar.

The Taliabu Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekoki, toloñ
to blowfuu
to breathehamac
to burnsinaŋa, tunu
to buytuka
to chewmoma
to choosepili
to climbhanaʔ
to comehaec
to cookkameseʔ
to crydaŋi
to cut, hackputaʔ
to die, be deadmate
to diggeke, kayoc
to dreamdodopoñ
to drinkinuŋ
to eatkañ
to fallbukañ, kanafu
to fearmantaku
to flowaŋin
to hearmine
to hidesapiʔ
to hitbaba, puŋ
to holdhako
to killkamate
to know, be knowledgeablekananoʔu
to laughseŋei
to lie downlukuc
to live, be alivedadi
to open, uncoverfukac
to planttanoŋ
to pound, beattutuʔ
to sayfaya
to seetoo
to sewmaŋauc
to shoottabu
to sittouc
to sleeplukuc
to sniff, smellhayoʔ
to spittakilu, tapii
to splitkapuaʔ, karafi
to squeezemaŋahanoc, pisiʔ
to stab, piercehado, soso, tusu
to standdadi, kohoñ
to stealpakanako
to sucklusuc, tete
to swimnaŋu
to thinkfikiŋ
to throwtiba
to tie up, fastenkofoc, tolu
to turnkabela
to walklau
to vomitluaʔ
to workfei
to yawnbala|moa

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