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Tukang Besi South

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Introduction

Tukang Besi South is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in South East Sulawesi Province. Tukang Besi archipelago, south islands; northern Binongko and Tomea islands; South Sulawesi Province, Selayar regency, Madu, Kalaotoa, Bonerate, and Karompa islands. Maluku, Taliabu, Mongole, Sulabesi, Buru, Seram, Ambon, and Alor islands. Settlements throughout western Papua Province. .

Dialects

Binongko, Bonerate, Tomea (Tomia). Lexical similarity: 70%–75% with Tukang Besi North (See: Tukang Besi North?), 48% with Cia-Cia (See: Cia-Cia?), 49% with Lasalimu (See: Lasalimu?), average of 35% with other nearby languages. Lexical similarity 85% with Binongko and Tomea, 81% with Bonerate, 79% with Tomea and Bonerate.

The Tukang Besi South Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekaha
to blowhoppu
to breathesɛnde
to burntunu
to buyɓalu
to chewmunta
to choosepili
to climbɛka
to comemai
to cookmɔtaʔa
to countrɛke
to cryɗoíto
to cut, hacksimbi
to die, be deadmate
to dighɔ|ŋali
to dreamhomonihi
to drinkmɔroʔu
to eatmaŋa
to fallɓutti
to fearmaʔaka
to flowhɛleɓo
to flylola
to growmɛnsoro
to hearhikeɗoŋo
to hideokko
to hitkabɛ́bɛ
to holdkɔntaʔ
to huntusere
to killhokomate
to know, be knowledgeableɗahaniʔe
to laughkoni
to lie downn͡dɔro
to live, be alivetumbu
to open, uncoverlɛka
to plantamo
to pound, beattumbuʔe
to sayɸa
to scratchkaho
to seesiʔi
to sewsaŋki
to shootpana
to sitkɛɗe
to sleepmaturu
to sniff, smellhɛŋɔʔo
to spithɛpaluʔki
to splitɸola
to squeezerɛpe
to stab, piercetoɓo
to standtaɗe
to stealhomonaka
to suckpɔnno
to swellbaŋka
to swimkɛaβa, naŋu naŋu
to thinkɸikiri
to throwpɔke
to tie up, fastenɓoke
to turnko kumbali
to walkkita
to vomittokumbo
to workkarja
to yawnmomaʔa

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