KADAZAN-DUSUN

Simple Basic one of the  beautiful language of Borneo the"Kadazan Dusun" and becoming extinct!
Pitty that Borneo Sabahan have this such unique culture and languages, but now days WHY this languages never pun in one of the local study subject.. this culture languages are NOT malay! in public school there optional subject tamil,jawi etc. but no kadazandusun (KD).

Lets learn simple DusunKadazan with the ALPHABET:  
A B D E G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z

These characters together are called Pimato from Latin alphabets and has 22 characters.


English   >   Kadazan/Dusun

Numbers 
Zero              aiso
One               iso 
Two              duo
Three            tolu 
Four              apat 
Five              limo 
Six                onom
Seven            turu
Eight             walu
Nine              siam
Ten               hopod
Eleven           hopod om iso
Twelve          hapod om duo 

Days
Monday           Tontolu
Tuesday          Madsa
Wednesday     Tadtaru
Thursday         Kurudu
Friday             Mirod
Saturday         Kukuak
Sunday           Tiwang

Month
January            Milatok
February          Mansak
March              Gomot
April                Ngiop
May                 Mikat
June                 Mahas
July                  Madas
August              Magus
September       Manom
October           Gumas
November       Milau
December       Momuhau
How much is this ? Piro gatang diti
What?                   nunu
When?                  sira
Where?                siomno
Who?                   isai 


Parts pf the body = Boogian Tinan
Wrist                         Pilangadan longon;lunggayan
Elbow                       Siku
Armpit                       Polikok
Arm                          Longon
Chest                        Kangkab
Shoulder-blade         Tulang Kayab
Head                        Tulu
Nape                        Tipus
Neck                        Tatalanan; liou
Throat                       Tontologukan
Shoulder                   Balayan
Palm                         Palad
Nail                          Sondulu
Thigh                        Poo
Body                        Tinan
Knee                        Totud
Finger                       Tunturu
Waist                        Tawak
Navel                        Pusod
Ankle                        Tampangil
Toe                           Karam
Sole                          Lapap

Internal Organ = Suang Tinan
Brain                    Tutok
Lungs                    Topos
Heart                    Tundu-undu
Liver                    Tongkayou
Gall-Bladder          Tompodu
Stomach               Gitukol
Kidney                  Luulunsou Tawak
Diaphragm            Diafragma
Appendix              Apendix
Small Intestine       Tinai' tonini
Large Intestine       Tinai' togayo
Bladder                 Sosobuvan

The Face = Turos/Upa
Hair                   Tobuk
Eyelash              Kirop
Mouth                Kabang
Lips                    Munung
Tongue               Dila
Tooth                 Nipon
Moustache         Dongit
Beard                 Danggut;janggut
Chin                   Roo
Nose                  Todung
Eye                     Mato
Mole                   Tonggilangau
Cheek                 Pingas
Ear                      Tolingo
Forehead             Rabas
Eyebrow              Kudou

Family Members = Paganakan
Great grandparents Todu-odu taki-aki
Grandfather            Aki
Grandmother          Odu
Father                     Ama
Mother                   Ina
Uncle                      Mamai
Aunt                       Inai
Causins                   Pinsan
Elder Brother          Tobpinai kusai totuo (ta bang)
Elder Sister             Tabpinai Tondu totuo (taka)
Younger Sister        Tabpinai tondu tomulok
Younger Brother     Tabpinai kusai tomulok (tadi)
Nephew                 Tanak tobpinai kusai
Niece                     Tanak tobpinai tondu


This is a chair             iti nopo nga tikoon
This is table               iti nopo nga mija
How are you ?            onu abal nu
I am fine                    avasi toomod
Good Morning             kotobian doungasuvab
Good Afternoon          kotobian dougadau
Good Evening             kotobian minsosodop
Good Night                kotobian doungotuvong      
Thank You                  kotohuadan           









2 comments:

Narendran Sundaram said...

Mh fiancée is Kadazan-dusun and she also not well versed in the language. I am a Singaporean Indian btw.

Daria said...

Hi Narendran,
Kadazan-Dusun language very unique, now barely used by new generations, but still can found books to learn and most of the 1st to 5generations Kadazan -Dusun still spoken this beautiful language. the local dialect can found in sabah book store.
i wish this beautiful dialect can be malaysia school language of choice.for others subject include sarawakian dialect.