Bahasa Bidayuh (Land Dayak Language) PART 1

Hi again for tonite!!

Waahh, i’m so excited to share to you all what i know guys!! This makes me remember one of my childhood ambition-TO BE A TEACHER!! ;p Haahaa.. Cannot become teacher, i just share my knowledge here lah!! Same also maa… Then i change myself to Virtual Teacher.. hiihiii..

Okay, for now i will share to you all one of the language that also use by Sarawakians-mostly the Bidayuh ethnic or they have been called as Land Dayak, that is BAHASA BIDAYUH.

About the Land Dayak or the Bidayuh ethnics-they are about few percentage of Sarawak populations, and their territory is at Kuching, Bau, Lundu, Serian and Padawan area(there might be some more places around this places that i didn’t mention here). And they also have about more than 5 sub-ethnic. Do they use the same language? Not definitely. They speak Bahasa Bidayuh, but it is not same… ?????

Why? Okay, this is how it go.. The Bidayuh Language will become different as you move by district to district or sometime from village to village!! As in Bau District, they call the Bidayuh Language as Bahasa Bidayuh Jagoi and Bahasa Bidayuh Singgai.. And in Bau it has more than 10 villages, and they speak different intonation and tones.. funny ha? Nope, for me, it’s the BEAUTY of the culture and language..

Now, here i share to you a simple one…

Bahasa Bidayuh Jagoi

BahasaBidayuhJagoi BahasaMelayu English
Okuk Aku/Saya I / Me
Ko-ih Kami We
Ingan Kamu You(polite way)
Man Makan Eat
Nuok Minum Drink
Ponu Jalan Walk
Ra-an Mahu Want
Iyoh/Yoh Dia / Ya(2 meanings) He/She or Yes
Katik / Datik Sini Here
Kanok / Danok Sana There
Obuok Habis Finish
Pi-in Air Water

Bahasa Melayu Sarawak – English PART 1

Hi folks!!

Have you ever heard about Bahasa Melayu? I think you do…But what about Bahasa Melayu Sarawak? Never, right? Wonder how is it sounds like? Tonight i just wanna share to you about our Sarawakian language, the Bahasa Melayu Sarawak.. It  is wide-speaking across Sarawak (one of a state in Malaysia, located on the Borneo Island). What i share here is the basic words that we use in daily life. And we Sarawakians are proudly speak our languages too!! ;p

But first of all, did you know that it is not easy for a newcomer, lets say a person that is origins from Peninsular Malaysia that transferred to Sarawak, to learn speaking in Bahasa Melayu Sarawak in a short period? NOOO, TOTALLY NO!! It will takes them years to learn this language, eventhough they are speaking Bahasa Melayu itself!! Hurmm, why? I also puzzled about this.. And i think others too..

Well, here we start our PART 1…tadaaaa!!!!

Words & Meaning 

BahasaMelayuSarawak BahasaMelayu English
Kamek Saya I / Me
Kitak Kamu You
Nya Dia He / She
Sidak Mereka They
Sik Tidak / Tak No / Not
Aok Ya Yes
Maok Mahu Want
Makan Makan Eat
Jalan Jalan Walk
Keja Kerja Work
Abis Habis Finish
Sitok Sini Here
Sia Sana There

pssssttttt!!! ’till next time folks!! Will share the rest in PART 2…