Languages

Wawonii

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Introduction

Wawonii is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in South East Sulawesi Province. West coast, Wawonii and Menui islands near Kendari port. .

Dialects

Menui (Manoei), Wawonii. Lexical similarity: 75% with Bungku (See: Bungku) and Tulambatu dialect of Bungku (See: Bungku), 66% with Taloki (See: Tolaki), Kulisusu (See: Kulisusu), and Koroni (See: Koroni), 65% with Moronene (See: Moronene).

The Wawonii Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitemeŋkiki, moŋkiki
to burnmontunu, mosoŋko
to comeleu
to crygumara, umere
to die, be deadmate
to dreammoʔipi
to drinkmondoʔu
to eatmoŋkaa
to falltuuna, tuuno
to flydumapa
to hearmompodea
to killmompepate, mompepati, mompopate
to know, be knowledgeabletoʔorio, tumoʔorio
to laughmototaa
to lie downkoledoledo, koleledo
to pound, beatmembeu, morodoki
to saybitara, kotaetae, motae, potaetae
to seemoʔonto
to sittotoro, tumotoro
to sleepmoturi
to spitmeʔoniu
to standmensede, mentade
to swimnumaŋi
to walkmoliŋka
to vomitmemelu
to yawn

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