Serua

Facts

  • Language: Serua
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: srw
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Timor-Babar, Southwest Maluku, Teun-Nila-Serua, Nila-Serua
  • Number of speakers: No remaining speakers.
  • Script: Category

Introduction

Serua is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Central Maluku Province, south central Seram island, transmigration area. 4 villages.

Dialects

Similar to Nila (See: Nila). Not intelligible with Teun (See: Te’un?).

The Serua Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteṇ'iʔi
to burn'tutnu
to comeṇ'mai
to cryis'iru
to die, be deadṇ'mati
to dreamṇ'mita
to drink'jɔmnu
to eat'kɔnu
to fallṇ'tuʔu
to flyṇ'nɛma
to hearṇ'sɛrin
to killṇ'wunu
to know, be knowledgeableni'brɛna
to laugh'mali
to scratch'matla
to seeni'klai
to sitṇ'tara
to sleep'nɛna
to spitniv'riti
to standṇ'briri
to swimə ṇ'ai
to walkni'lɔki
to vomit'luʔa
to yawn