Gebe

Facts

  • Language: Gebe
  • Alternate names: Gebi
  • Language code: gei
  • 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: 2650
  • Script: Category

Introduction

Gebe is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in North Maluku Province, 4 villages. Papua Province, Halmahera island; Gebe, Yoi’umiyal, and Gag islands between Halmahera’s southeastern peninsula and Waigeo island.

Dialects

Umera. Lexical similarity: 44% with Patani (See: Patani?).

The Gebe Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite-kɔŋɔt
to blownuf
to breathe-fa|ñawaya
to buy-tukal
to choosefisa
to climb-sa
to come-eo pelima
to cook-fafɔn
to count-tɔŋɔ
to cry-tenis
to cut, hack-aspei
to die, be dead-mat
to dig-alai
to dreammasŋel
to drink-dom
to eat-anan
to fall-sobi
to fear-mtait
to flownderer
to fly-opo
to hearlɔŋɔ
to hit-aswa
to hold-uta
to hunt-sub
to kill-pun
to know, be knowledgeable-una
to laugh-mnif
to lie downyenɛf
to live, be alive-tub
to open, uncover-ausa
to plantfa|tanam
to pound, beatka|tut
to say-of
to scratch-agag
to see-em
to sewfakariŋ
to shoot-fan
to sittɔlɔn
to sleepyenɛf
to sniff, smellfiatan
to spit-itif
to splitkapau
to squeezekafɔrɔl
to stab, pierce-tɛ
to standtipa
to steal-lous
to suck-sɔrɔf
to swellpapɔtɔn
to swim-yas
to thinkfikir
to throw-tɛ
to tie up, fastenkapitan
to turn-kawai-
to walk-eo
to vomit-ɔgɔl
to workkarajan
to yawn