Sarawakian Dialect

Sarawakian dialect is a common language used by natives in Sarawak. This dialect sounds quite similar to the official language - Bahasa Melayu. These are some simple examples of Sarawakian dialect:

# abis - habis - finished
# boyak - buaya - crocodile
# coklet - coklat - chocolate
# dokon - dukun - witch doctor
# empap - hempap - to fall on
# gemok - gemuk - fat
# halo - halau - chase
# ias - hias - decorate
# jujor - jujur - honestAs shown in the examples above, Sarawakians tend to pronounce something "directly",(e.g. they will pronounce "fat" as "fart") causing a bit of misunderstanding to newbies.

References

# Daftar Kata DIALEK MELAYU SARAWAK Edisi Kedua (ISBN 9836263241)


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