Sahu

Facts

  • Language: Sahu
  • Alternate names: Sahu’u, Sau, Sa’u
  • Language code: saj
  • Language family: West Papuan, North Halmahera, Sahu
  • Number of speakers: 7500
  • Script:

Introduction

Sahu is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in North Maluku Province. North Halmahera island, southwestern coast, Jailolo town area.

Dialects

Pa’disua (Palisua), Tala’i. Similar to Waioli (See: Waioli?) and Gamkonora (See: Gamkonora?).

The Sahu Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitega'di, tubu'u
to blowdusu'u, fiufiu, hoa, wusu
to breatheagara, ngomasa
to burnromene, siru, tau'u
to buybanyatoro, hagi, tibo
to chewcama, coi, mou'du
to climbpalene, pere, sasolo
to comeosama
to cook'era, coi, rara'a
to countroimi
to cry'a'di
to die, be deadsengene
to digfalo, otomo, paiti
to dreamnanele
to drinkka'e
to eat'doroga, kou, oromo, tabu
to falldowanga, eta'a, ruba, turono
to feardodato, mojongo
to flowsasolo, turono
to flysoloro
to growdadi, konyo, ramasa
to hear'isene
to hidegogono, tamunu, tori'i
to hit'bau'u, daene, nga'unu
to holdba'du, cobo, gu'u, te'oso
to huntdingiara, ngara, suru'u
to killsengene, to'omara
to know, be knowledgeablenaná'o, sinyingara, waro
to laughnyelo'o
to lie downbolóto, kumu'du'u, pagara
to live, be alive'ahu, tegoro
to open, uncoverjamang, wa'di'i, welanga ,woi'i
to plantotomo, sala, so'ana, topo'o, tuju'u
to pound, beatrotu, tutu'u
to sayajele
to scratch'duiti, karangoso, ware
to seeo'di'i
to sewdini
to shooti'ara, tabu
to sittegoro
to sleeplalai'i, otu
to sniff, smellbounu, mela, tumese
to spitmu'da'ata, ngopiri, obi'i
to splitpalata, poporo, raca
to squeeze'atama, co'o, keletongo, poloso
to stab, piercetopo'o
to stealtori'i
to suck'bowis, pata'golo
to swellpoló'do
to swimtobongo
to thinkduka
to throwpoini, sagu, tibako
to tie up, fastennyiutu, selo, ta'olo
to vomitngunanga
to yawn