Wandamen

Facts

  • Language: Wandamen
  • Alternate names: Wandamen-Windesi, Windesi, Windessi, Bintuni, Bentuni, Bentoeni, Wamesa
  • Language code: wad
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Yapen, Central-Western
  • Number of speakers: 5000
  • Script: Latin script

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    Introduction

    Wandamen is an Austronesian language that is spoken in the following regions of Indonesia: Wasior, Manokwari, west Cenderawasih Bay along Wandamen Bay extending west to east end of Bintuni Bay.

    The verb

    Wandamen verbs require affixes that indicate subject person and number.

    Wandamen grammar

    Sample verb: sayo

    Present
    Sg.1 ysayo
    Sg.2 busayo
    Sg.3 disayo
    Pl.1, inclusive tasayo
    Pl.1, exclusive amasayo
    Pl.2 mesayo
    Pl.3, human sesayo
    Pl.3, non-human sisayo
    Du.1, inclusive tusayo
    Du.1, exclusive amusayo
    Pl.2 musayo
    Du.3 susayo

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