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