• Language: Perai
  • Alternate names: Tutunohan
  • Language code: wet
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Timor-Babar, Southwest Maluku, Wetar
  • Number of speakers: 280
  • Script: Category


Perai is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Southwestern Maluku Province, Wetar island northeast coast, north of Timor, Uhak and Moning villages.


Moning, Uhak. Lexical similarity: 93% among dialects, 79% with Aputai (See: Aputai), 76% with Tugun (See: Tugun), 67% with Ili’uun (See: Ili’uun?), 51% with Galolen (See: Galolen?).

The Perai Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite'gaga
to come'ma
to cryna'ge
to die, be dead'mete
to dream'nami
to drink'minu
to eat'mua
to fall'mosu
to fly'sopan
to hear'liu
to kill'eʤa
to know, be knowledgeable'sɛrɛk
to laugh'mali
to scratch'gata
to see'kihi, 'nagua
to sit'tu
to sleep'pu
to spitpika'pre
to stand'piri
to swim'nani
to walk'akak
to vomit'muta
to yawn