Taloki

Facts

  • Language: Taloki
  • Alternate names: Talloki, Taluki
  • Language code: tlk
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Celebic, Eastern, Southeastern, Bungku-Tolaki, Eastern, East Coast, Kulisusu
  • Number of speakers: 550
  • Script: Category

Introduction

Taloki is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in South East Sulawesi Province, Buton island. Wakorumba subdistrict, Maligano village; northwest coast; Kapontori subdistrict, Wakalambe village, in southern island area.

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 77% with Kulisusu (See: Kulisusu); 75% with Koroni (See: Koroni); 66% with Wawonii (See: Wawonii), Bungku (See: Bungku), and Tulambatu dialect of Bungku (See: Bungku); 65% with Moronene (See: Moronene).

The Taloki Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitepoŋkikii
to burnmontunu
to comesaba
to crypaŋka
to die, be deadmate
to dreammoʔipi
to drinkmondoʔu
to eatpoŋkaa
to falltuuna
to flylumaa
to hearporoŋe
to killpepate
to know, be knowledgeabletoʔori
to laughheke
to lie downkododole
to pound, beatmembeu
to saytae
to sittotoro
to sleepmoturi
to spitmeʔilii
to standpentade
to swimlunaŋi
to walklumiŋka
to vomitmemeluo
to yawn