|Region||Eastern East Timor|
37,000 (2010 census)|
Distribution of Fataluku in East Timor
Fataluku (also known as Dagaga, Dagoda', Dagada) is a Papuan language spoken by approximately 30,000 people of Fataluku ethnicity in the eastern areas of East Timor, especially around Lospalos and a dialect of it, Oirata, is spoken in Kisar, Moluccas in Indonesia. It is a Papuan language, perhaps in the Trans–New Guinea family. It is given the status of a national language under the constitution.
Words and phrases
The letter 'c' and the letter combination 'tx' are pronounced as 'ch'.
Rau ana kapare? / e nicha rau rau / maice ana umpe? "how are you?" Rau "good" Kapare "not good" Hó "yes" Xaparau "thank you" Tali even xaparau "thank you very much" nitawane "you're welcome" Favoruni "please" itu nae tini "excuse me" Ó lai'i "hello" mua toto, ia toto,purupale " take care" Kois ta niat ali fanuhene "see you later" Pronoun Possessive pronoun I : Aniri/Ana My: Ahani You : Eri (singular), Iri (plural) Your: Eheni(sing), Eheniere (plur) We : Iniri (excl), Afiri (inclusive) Our: Inihini (exc), Afihini: (incl) They : Tawari, Márafuri Their: Their Tavarhini, Marafurhini He/She : Tavai, marí, mármocoi His/Her: Tavahini, Marmokoihini It : Iví Its: Ivihini, Tavahini
|Fataluku language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator|
- Fataluku Language Project
- Fataluku language website
- Fataluku community and language with Fataluku/English and English/Fataluku wordlists
- Fataluku wordlist at the Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database
- Materials on Fataluku are included in the open access Arthur Capell collection. (AC2) held by Paradisec.
- Songs in Fataluku are included in the Ros Dunlop collection held by Paradisec.
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