• Language: Matbat
  • Alternate names: Me
  • Language code: xmt
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Raja Ampat
  • Number of speakers: 1250
  • Script: Category


Matbat is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in West Papua Province. Raja Ampat archipelago; Misool and Segaf islands.

The Matbat Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite-awut
to blow-auf
to breathenafas
to buy-sili
to choose-fihi
to climb-sa
to comemata
to cook-blap
to count-awuf
to cry-tinis
to cut, hack-kut
to die, be dead-mat
to dig-kelɛ
to dream-mñal
to drink-inim
to eat-apon
to fall-tak
to fear-mtat
to flowcag
to fly-obo
to hear-junu
to hitesbagal
to hold-tabu
to hunt-tada
to kill-bun
to know, be knowledgeable-uno
to laugh-mlef
to lie down-enef -amnayo
to live, be alive-bi
to open, uncover-asa
to plant-ala
to pound, beat-tut
to say-bitinɔ
to scratch-kai
to see-em
to sew-fadin
to shoot-fan
to sit-abai
to sleep-enef
to sniff, smell-fatam
to spit-ataplebe
to split-apa
to squeeze-fɔgɔl
to stab, pierce-ete
to stand-awol
to steal-kamlai
to sucksuruf
to swellsaba
to swim-mas
to think-fikir
to throw-ete
to tie up, fasten-afal
to turnmafu-
to walk-tag
to vomit-ogol
to work-karəjan
to yawn