Dawera-Daweloor

Facts

  • Language: Dawera-Daweloor
  • Alternate names: Davelor
  • Language code: ddw
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Babar, North
  • Number of speakers: 1270
  • Script: Category

Introduction

Dawera-Daweloor is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Southern Maluku Province. Twin coral islands northeast of Babar island. Daweloor island, to south, Wiratan, Watuwei, and Nurnyaman villages. Dawera island, to north, Welora, Letmasa, and Ilmarang villages.

Dialects

Minor dialect differences.

The Dawera-Daweloor Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite'ləkikʰ
to burn'tut
to come'ləma
to cryɛ'likiv
to die, be dead'mat
to dream'moliɛl
to drink'mimil
to eat'ləweʋ
to fall'lɛd
to fly'məlim
to hear'wɛkli
to killṃ'puliei
to know, be knowledgeable'matkʰ
to laugh'lal
to scratch'weiru
to see'kʰita
to sit'wakrei
to sleeplɛ'milla
to spit'lapər
to stand'lɛpri
to swim'wellai
to walk'ləʋant
to vomitlɛmutʰ
to yawn