• Language: Dai
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: dij
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Babar, North
  • Number of speakers: 820
  • Script: Category


Dai is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Maluku Province, Sinairusi, 3 other villages. Babar island group, Dai island; north of Babar.


No dialect variation. Lexical similarity: 72% with Dawera-Daweloor (most similar) (See: Dawera-Daweloor), 71% with Nakarahamto, 49% with Masela-South Babar, 48% with Tepa (Luang).

The Dai Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteṇve'dat
to burntu'nɛn
to comeṇ'mai
to cryṇ'havə
to die, be deadṇ'mat
to dreamṇ'mon
to drink'tiṃn
to eattɛm'atṇ
to fallnɛt'tioʔ
to flyṇ'nim
to hear'teni
to killṇ'vun
to know, be knowledgeableɛn'at
to laughṇ'han
to scratchṇviʔ'ivra
to see'nit
to sitnai'tuʔ
to sleep'tɛm'in
to spitap'ron
to standnɛ'pri
to swimṇvɛn'aʔis
to walknɛn'aʔat
to vomitṇ'mut
to yawn