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Watubela

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Introduction

Watubela is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in East central Maluku Province. Watubela islands, north of Kur island. .

Dialects

Sulmelang, Tamher Timur. Lexical similarity: 77% between dialects, 51%–61% with Geser-Gorom (See: Geser-Gorom), 41% with Teor (See: Teor?) and Kur (See: Kur?), 37% with Bobot (See: Bobot), 34% with Masiwang (See: Masiwang).

The Watubela Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitegukut
to blowmufaʔ
to breathefail uwak
to burndunu
to buysawal
to chewmamak
to choosefie
to climbhaka
to comeelat
to cookmahak
to countreyn
to cryntaŋi
to cut, hackmlait
to die, be deadmata
to diggalik
to dream-mifi
to drinkminu
to eatgolat
to falldakadokit
to fearmatakut
to flydekan
to heardoŋan
to hidebunin
to hitŋuŋul
to holdgudiʔ
to huntlela
to killbunuk
to know, be knowledgeablelunam
to laughmumlifa
to lie downbula-bula
to live, be alivemliu
to open, uncoverbadil
to plantdaun
to pound, beatdutu
to saymamán
to scratchgoliʔ
to seesiniʔ
to sewfam|lait
to shootfanak
to sitsabóu
to sleepgena
to sniff, smellkuŋahi
to spitmukanihuk
to splitbakas
to squeezedindis
to stab, piercetulak
to standmliliʔ
to stealko|manaka
to suckbus, busa
to swell-bulul
to swimgaha
to throwdulak
to tie up, fastendeta
to turnfutal
to walkfana
to vomitluak
to workgarǰa
to yawnma:f

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