B - Word List

ba'at

English: a border
Bahasa Malaysia: sempadan


ba'uh

English: new
Bahasa Malaysia: baru


baai

English: betel nut or areca catechu
Bahasa Malaysia: pinang


baangk

English: onions
Bahasa Malaysia: bawang


baangk birieh

English: a small onion called shallot
Bahasa Malaysia: bawang merah


baangk mopu'

English: a garlic
Bahasa Malaysia: bawang putih


baas

English: very big
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat besar


baat

English: heavy
Bahasa Malaysia: berat


baat tata’

English: very heavy
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat berat


babai

English: a grandfather
Bahasa Malaysia: datuk


babieg

English: rotten
Bahasa Malaysia: busuk


babu

English: a mouse
Bahasa Malaysia: tikus


baga'

English: large
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat besar


baga‘ giraak

English: very big
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat besar


bagi

English: a ringworm
Bahasa Malaysia: panau


bah geh leh

English: That's strange!
Bahasa Malaysia: hairanlah


bak

English: head
Bahasa Malaysia: kepala


bak ka'os

English: back of the house
Bahasa Malaysia: belakang rumah


bak koluob

English: a knee
Bahasa Malaysia: lutut


bako'

English: insane
Bahasa Malaysia: gila


bala

English: group of people
Bahasa Malaysia: orang


bala dingan

English: friends
Bahasa Malaysia: sahabat handai


bala madih

English: relatives
Bahasa Malaysia: sanak saudara


bala'

English: frugal
Bahasa Malaysia: berjimat


bala' bala'

English: What a waste?
Bahasa Malaysia: sayang sekali


balunk

English: a farm
Bahasa Malaysia: ladang


baluoh

English: a gulley
Bahasa Malaysia: parit


balut tutut

English: very uncomfortable
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat tidak selesa


bandil

English: a buttress root
Bahasa Malaysia: akar penopang


banduok

English: a tapioca
Bahasa Malaysia: ubi kayu


banyung

English: a mythical river monster
Bahasa Malaysia: hantu sungai


baont neh

English: How true!
Bahasa Malaysia: Sungguh benar


baop

English: shady
Bahasa Malaysia: teduh


bar

English: a river snakehead
Bahasa Malaysia: bujum


baruk

English: a ceremonial house, headhouse - It is a structure elevated on stilts and shaped like a circle. Traditionally, it is a place of congregation for Bidayuh warriors whereby women and children are forbidden to enter. Fallen enemy warriors' head were often kept in it to protect the village. The baruk also functions as a venue for cultural ceremonies to practice 'Adat Oma' or traditional rituals such as 'Gawia Sowa', to celebrate the annual harvest festival or the Bidayuh new year.
Bahasa Malaysia: Sebuah rumah adat - Ianya didirikan di atas tiang-tiang dan berbentuk bulat yang dahulunya digunakan sebagai tempat perhimpunan pahlawan Bidayuh. Kaum wanita dan kanak-kanak tidak dibenarkan masuk. Kepala-kepala musuh disimpan dalam rumah ini sebagai perlindungan dari malapetaka. Baruk juga berfungsi sebagai tempat untuk menjalankan upacara adat lama seperti perayaan Gawai Tahun Baru Bidayuh selepas menuai.


basi’

English: spoiled
Bahasa Malaysia: basi


batal

English: a pillow
Bahasa Malaysia: bantal


bate'

English: a papaya
Bahasa Malaysia: betek


batil

English: a copper rice scoop
Bahasa Malaysia: penceduk beras buatan tembaga


batont

English: the day after tomorrow
Bahasa Malaysia: lusa


batuh

English: a stone or a rock
Bahasa Malaysia: batu


Batuh Sinja

English: The Sinja Rock - This is a boulder half way up Mount Sipinggient. The rock is named after a maiden who used to sit on the rock after taking her bath each day to dry her hair in the morning sun and the cool mountain air. After some time, a mountain spirit took notice of her and one day while she was sunbathing as usual, the spirit came down from the mountain top and carried her off never to be seen again. The villagers decided to name the rock Batuh Sinja as a memorial tribute to her. Legend has it that a powerful Bidayuh warrior from Krokong named Sikupit used to fight enemies from this boulder alongside another very strong warrior named Sipangam. A depression resembling a heel mark at one side of the rock and strange markings that look like the surface of the rock at the top has been cut can still be seen today. It was told that, at the sound of approaching enemies, Sikupit jumped onto that rock so hard that his heel made a hole into it. The other markings on top of the rock were reportedly left by him where he used to sharpen his weapons. Some parts of the rock appeared to be cut which according to the legend was done by Sikupit who used the cut pieces of the rock to bombard his enemies down the mountain below him.
Bahasa Malaysia: Batu Sinja


Bau'

English: Bau town - It is the district administrative center for the Bau district which has a long colorful history dating back to the Brooke era. Also known as the Gold Town for an obvious reason, it boasted an artificial lake called Tasik Biru which used to be a gold mining pit. Nowadays, the only valuable thing extracted there are the beautiful scenery and the annual Tasik Biru Festival. No swimming is allowed due the high amount of cyanide still present in the water.
Bahasa Malaysia: Pekan Bau


baunk

English: a river catfish
Bahasa Malaysia: baung


bayuh

English: more
Bahasa Malaysia: lagi


biapil

English: flooding
Bahasa Malaysia: banjir


bibint

English: lips
Bahasa Malaysia: bibir


bidaat

English: a monitor lizard
Bahasa Malaysia: biawak


bidanah

English: relax
Bahasa Malaysia: selesa


bidapod

English: to meet
Bahasa Malaysia: berjumpa


bidasuor

English: to slide
Bahasa Malaysia: gelincir


Bidi

English: Bidi
Bahasa Malaysia: Pekan Bidi


bidieb

English: pale
Bahasa Malaysia: pucat


bidieb totieb

English: very pale
Bahasa Malaysia: pucat lesi


bidiek

English: a porcupine
Bahasa Malaysia: landak


bidodod

English: to crowd
Bahasa Malaysia: menyesakan


bidorok

English: open-eyed amazement
Bahasa Malaysia: terbeliak


bidosing

English: blazing
Bahasa Malaysia: bersinar


bidowu

English: the late
Bahasa Malaysia: mendiang


Bidoyoh

English: Land Dayak - The word Bidoyoh was originally coined in the Biatah dialect 'Bideyeh' which literally means people of (bi) the land (doyoh) hence the translation of Land Dayak. These people speak a number of major dialects namely the Jagoi, Singgai, and Serembu in Bau, the Biatah and Bianah in Padawan and the Bukar and Sadong in Serian. They used to live in longhouse communities but it is not common anymore. One famous Bidayuh longhouse in Padawan called Anah Rais is a tourist attraction.
Bahasa Malaysia: Bidayuh


bidu

English: busy
Bahasa Malaysia: sebok


biduduod

English: to snore
Bahasa Malaysia: berdengkur


bidudu’

English: firing up
Bahasa Malaysia: menyala


bigambut

English: haunted
Bahasa Malaysia: berhantu


bigatunk

English: high
Bahasa Malaysia: tinggi


bigaut

English: hurry
Bahasa Malaysia: gopoh


bigaut guwa’

English: in such a hurry


bigirie'

English: to wrestle
Bahasa Malaysia: bergumul


bigogot

English: fuming
Bahasa Malaysia: melenting


biguwiel

English: to weave
Bahasa Malaysia: bengkang bengkok


biguyut

English: to move
Bahasa Malaysia: bergerak


biink

English: a shrimp paste
Bahasa Malaysia: belacan


Bijagoi

English: the people of Jagoi in Bau, Malaysia - This group of Bidayuh people reside mainly in the Bau district. They speak the Jagoi dialect and are found in settlements such as Tongang, Opar, Jugan, Serasot, Duyuoh, Staas, Groguo, Sibuluh, the Suba Buans, and the Krokong areas. They all have common ancestors who were inhabitants of the Bung Bratak settlements of long ago.
Bahasa Malaysia: orang Bidayuh Jagoi


bijak silodik

English: very smart and clever
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat bijak


bijakil

English: to skip
Bahasa Malaysia: melompat jauh


bijubi’

English: swarming
Bahasa Malaysia: berkerumun


bijurak

English: bubbling
Bahasa Malaysia: berbuih


bijuruot

English: slippery
Bahasa Malaysia: licin


bijuruot tutuol

English: very slippery
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat licin


bika'i

English: to quarrel
Bahasa Malaysia: bergaduh


bikadank

English: to lie down
Bahasa Malaysia: terbaring


bikadank puob

English: lying all over
Bahasa Malaysia: bergelimpangan


bikalah

English: to argue
Bahasa Malaysia: bertengkar


bikalant

English: a communal bathing place at a river - Rivers are essential in any Bidayuh settlement. They are the main source of water for cooking, drinking and cleaning. The villagers will choose a safe and accessible part of a river bank near the village as a communal bathing place. Children use it as their extended playground.
Bahasa Malaysia: tempat mandi di sungai


bikasi'

English: to sneeze
Bahasa Malaysia: bersin


bikasunk

English: upside down
Bahasa Malaysia: terbalik


bikasunk bikarak

English: upside down inside out
Bahasa Malaysia: tunggang-langgang


bikok

English: bent
Bahasa Malaysia: bengkok


bikok riyuok

English: bent all over the place
Bahasa Malaysia: bengkang bengkok


bikolamp

English: a thorny plant
Bahasa Malaysia: duri


bikolink

English: to misbehave in the same manner
Bahasa Malaysia: sama-sama buang tabiat


bikoto

English: performing a martial art
Bahasa Malaysia: bersilat


bikotonk

English: Not fully fermented
Bahasa Malaysia: belum cukup masak


biku'

English: a terappin
Bahasa Malaysia: tuntung


bilangi

English: to dance the Bidayuh traditional dance
Bahasa Malaysia: menari tarian Bidayuh


bilanja

English: money
Bahasa Malaysia: duit


bilayak

English: hand in hand
Bahasa Malaysia: berpegang tangan


bilingieng

English: shining
Bahasa Malaysia: bersinar


bilingieng kodieng

English: brightly shining
Bahasa Malaysia: bersinar-sinar


bilitik

English: color
Bahasa Malaysia: warna


biloja’

English: sharp
Bahasa Malaysia: tajam


bilont

English: an aeroplane
Bahasa Malaysia: pesawat


bilont botank

English: a Chinook helicopter
Bahasa Malaysia: helikopter


binawas

English: a toad


bingon

English: side
Bahasa Malaysia: tepi


bingon olan

English: a roadside
Bahasa Malaysia: tepi jalan


bingoon

English: to have awareness
Bahasa Malaysia: sedar


binie'

English: seeds
Bahasa Malaysia: biji


binua

English: country or locality
Bahasa Malaysia: daerah


biposant

English: to divorce
Bahasa Malaysia: bercerai


bipusa

English: to fight, with or without weapons, can be a real fight or just for performance
Bahasa Malaysia: bersilat


birieh

English: red
Bahasa Malaysia: merah


birieh paank

English: red faced
Bahasa Malaysia: merah padam


birieh pogiah

English: deep red
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat merah


birituonk

English: to discuss
Bahasa Malaysia: berbual


Biro'ih

English: a group of Bidayuh people found in Bau - This group of Bidayuhs live predominantly in the Serambu areas of Bau and the speak a dialect called Serombu. Intelligibility between the Serembu and the Jagoi varieties is quite high where many speakers of both dialects can carry a normal conversation using their respective mother tongue. Differences are mainly pronunciations and a number of lexical items. Their main villages are Peninjau, Bombok, Silumah, Serombou, Kopid and Podam.
Bahasa Malaysia: Serambu


bironying

English: heaty
Bahasa Malaysia: pedas


biropi

English: a fruit tree
Bahasa Malaysia: pokok buah


birosank

English: a cobra
Bahasa Malaysia: ular tedong senduk


birosi

English: a paddle
Bahasa Malaysia: pengayuh


biroti'

English: a fruit tree
Bahasa Malaysia: pokok buah


biru

English: blue or green
Bahasa Malaysia: biru atau hijau


biru kodu

English: deep blue or deep green
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat biru


bisa

English: potent
Bahasa Malaysia: bisa


bisa'

English: wet
Bahasa Malaysia: basah


bisa' bauh

English: soaked or completely wet
Bahasa Malaysia: basah kuyup


bisant oni

English: humungous
Bahasa Malaysia: besar nya


bisig

English: clean
Bahasa Malaysia: bersih


bisig kolig

English: extremely clean
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat bersih


bisig ronggis

English: wiped clean
Bahasa Malaysia: disapu licin


Bisinggai

English: the people of Singgai - These Bidayuhs speak the Singgai dialect. This is the only Bidayuh group who used to have a king ruling over them. Some of their major settlements are Apar, Atas, Sudoh and Segong. There are a number tourist attractions in the Singgai area such as the Singgai Plateau, the Association of Research and Development Movement of Singgai (REDEEMS) center and the newly opened Borneo Tribal Village in Apar.
Bahasa Malaysia: Orang Singgai


bisionk

English: to scramble
Bahasa Malaysia: berebut


bisobak

English: windy
Bahasa Malaysia: berangin


bisowont bonon

English: marrying and giving in marriage
Bahasa Malaysia: berkahwin dan dikahwin


bisukant

English: hiding
Bahasa Malaysia: bersembunyi


bisuwi

English: a clouded leopard
Bahasa Malaysia: harimau dahan


bitabab

English: to swim
Bahasa Malaysia: berenang


bitabump

English: to jump
Bahasa Malaysia: melompat


bitadu

English: to crow
Bahasa Malaysia: berkokok


bitama'

English: to compete
Bahasa Malaysia: bertanding


bitank

English: a star
Bahasa Malaysia: bintang


bitiye'

English: pregnant
Bahasa Malaysia: mengandung


bitojit

English: to smile
Bahasa Malaysia: senyum


bitojit bitonyieng

English: smiling from ear to ear
Bahasa Malaysia: tersenyum lebar


bitoko

English: to commit suicide
Bahasa Malaysia: bunuh diri


Bitongang

English: the people of Tongang
Bahasa Malaysia: orang kampung Stengang


bituunt

English: to rest
Bahasa Malaysia: berehat


biyu'

English: imbecilic
Bahasa Malaysia: kebodohan


bo'os

English: to sleep
Bahasa Malaysia: tidur


bo'os tia'

English: Go to sleep now
Bahasa Malaysia: Tidur lah


boba'

English: a mouth
Bahasa Malaysia: mulut


bodil

English: a shotgun
Bahasa Malaysia: senapang


bodoh

English: a soft shell turtle
Bahasa Malaysia: labi labi


bodoh

English: dry
Bahasa Malaysia: kering


bodoh koyuod

English: very dry
Bahasa Malaysia: kering kontang


bodok

English: nasal discharge
Bahasa Malaysia: hingus


bodu'

English: bald
Bahasa Malaysia: botak


bodu' bigondal

English: very bald
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat botak


bogant

English: a call
Bahasa Malaysia: panggilan


bogog

English: stiff
Bahasa Malaysia: kaku


bogog kakag

English: very tough
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat liat


bogog kakog

English: very tough
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat keras


boit

English: left side
Bahasa Malaysia: kiri


bojank

English: limping, lame
Bahasa Malaysia: tempang


bojuh

English: a shirt
Bahasa Malaysia: baju


bojuh tawiek

English: a brassiere
Bahasa Malaysia: coli


bokah

English: a creeper
Bahasa Malaysia: akar menjalar


bokak

English: swollen
Bahasa Malaysia: bengkak


bokos

English: a rope
Bahasa Malaysia: tali


boku'

English: a walking catfish
Bahasa Malaysia: keli


bokut

English: to punch
Bahasa Malaysia: pukul


boloh boloh

English: empty handed
Bahasa Malaysia: tangan kosong


bolonk

English: round
Bahasa Malaysia: bulat


bolonk totonk

English: very round
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat bulat


bombant

English: a plant called donax grandis - It's hard skin is used to make mats
Bahasa Malaysia: bemban batu


bona'

English: very ill
Bahasa Malaysia: sakit tenat


bonda

English: a large ceramic jar - It is usually to store water. Another popular use is to ferment wine like the ubiquitous rice wine or tuak of Borneo.
Bahasa Malaysia: tempayan


bondiet

English: closed knit
Bahasa Malaysia: rapat


bongam

English: deaf
Bahasa Malaysia: pekak


bongis

English: fierce
Bahasa Malaysia: bengus


bongoh

English: hot
Bahasa Malaysia: panas


bongoh pual

English: very hot
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat panas


bonon

English: a husband
Bahasa Malaysia: suami


bonyih

English: bees
Bahasa Malaysia: lebah


booh

English: amber
Bahasa Malaysia: bara api


boot boot eh

English: almost
Bahasa Malaysia: hampir


bora'

English: drowsy
Bahasa Malaysia: mengantuk


borak

English: a banana
Bahasa Malaysia: pisang


boras

English: rice
Bahasa Malaysia: beras


boras pulut

English: sweet rice
Bahasa Malaysia: beras pulut


bori

English: a house
Bahasa Malaysia: rumah


bori bak jorak

English: a traditional Bidayuh dwelling
Bahasa Malaysia: rumah atap


bori galank

English: a hut
Bahasa Malaysia: pondok


boris

English: a priestess
Bahasa Malaysia: pendeta wanita


bosi

English: iron
Bahasa Malaysia: besi


bosow

English: dawn
Bahasa Malaysia: awal pagi


botah

English: broken
Bahasa Malaysia: pecah


botak

English: poor
Bahasa Malaysia: miskin


botak korag

English: very poor
Bahasa Malaysia: papa kedana


botank

English: a log
Bahasa Malaysia: batang


botont

English: an eye
Bahasa Malaysia: mata


botont ondu

English: the Sun
Bahasa Malaysia: matahari


bowank

English: a fruit garden where a house or village used to stand but left vacant for future use
Bahasa Malaysia: tembawang


boyuh

English: a type of tree - Its bark is tough enough to make ropes and when woven together with rattan, they make a very strong mat called a kasah.
Bahasa Malaysia: kayu ringan


bo’unt

English: fragrant
Bahasa Malaysia: wangi


bu'ai

English: a crocodile
Bahasa Malaysia: buaya


bu'uh

English: smelly
Bahasa Malaysia: bau


bu'ui

English: to hate
Bahasa Malaysia: benci


buank

English: a bear
Bahasa Malaysia: beruang


buant

English: a shrub called dillenia suffruticosa - This shrub has big leaves which are very useful to the Bidayuh community who use them to wrap their rice as pack lunches. The leaves can also be used in many ways such as wrappers, covers, and even roofing materials. The fruits are pink and will attract many animals. The Bidayuhs often use the fruits to trap mousedeers or pilonduk which are found to be very fond of them.
Bahasa Malaysia: simpoh air


bua’

English: a fruit
Bahasa Malaysia: buah


bua’ lada

English: pepper berries
Bahasa Malaysia: buah lada


bubut

English: a coucal bird
Bahasa Malaysia: burung bubut


buduo

English: stupid
Bahasa Malaysia: bodoh


buduo kotat

English: extremely stupid
Bahasa Malaysia: tersangat bodoh


bujang

English: single, unmarried


bukar

English: to unload
Bahasa Malaysia: bongkar


bukuo'

English: a machete
Bahasa Malaysia: parang


bula'

English: a lie
Bahasa Malaysia: tipu


bulank

English: a towel
Bahasa Malaysia: tuala


bulant

English: the moon
Bahasa Malaysia: bulan


bulat

English: chubby
Bahasa Malaysia: gemuk gedempol


bulat tatal

English: humpty dumpty
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat kontot


bulu'

English: bamboo
Bahasa Malaysia: buluh


bulunt

English: fur or body hair
Bahasa Malaysia: bulu


bulunt kiriet

English: eye lashes
Bahasa Malaysia: bulu mata


bung

English: at the the top or peak
Bahasa Malaysia: puncak


Bung Biratak

English: Mount Bratak - It was once a large Bidayuh hill settlement of seven longhouses before the inhabitants were brave enough to venture to other places in Bau. The Bidayuhs of Bau revered this place as a point of their origin. On May 1st every year, Bidayuh people and their friends come from all over to pay homage to this place. It usually takes about half an hour to reach the top from the roadside parking area.
Bahasa Malaysia: Gunung Bratak


Bung Jagoi

English: Mount Jagoi - One of the early Bidayuh settlements was located here.
Bahasa Malaysia: Gunung Jagoi


Bung Muan

English: Mount Muan - It is located in the Peninjau highland areas. It is the location of the Rajah James Brooke's mountain retreat and there is a Rajah Brooke Heritage place situated not far from there. This hilly area is also well-known because of the Wallace Trail which is reported to be the same way the Borneo adventurer, Alfred Russel Wallace, took to study the flora and fauna in the area.
Bahasa Malaysia: Bukit Muan


Bung Tra'an

English: Mount Tra'an
Bahasa Malaysia: Gunung Tra'an


bungan

English: a roof top
Bahasa Malaysia: atap


bunyuoh

English: chalk
Bahasa Malaysia: kapur


buo'

English: an owl
Bahasa Malaysia: burung hantu


buok

English: hair
Bahasa Malaysia: rambut


busuoh

English: satiated
Bahasa Malaysia: kenyang


busuoh konyah

English: extremely satiated
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat kenyang


buta'

English: blind
Bahasa Malaysia: buta


butant

English: a coconut
Bahasa Malaysia: kelapa


buta’ bulel

English: blind as a bat
Bahasa Malaysia: buta tuli


buu

English: to go away
Bahasa Malaysia: lari


bu’ant

English: to drop
Bahasa Malaysia: jatuhkan


bu’uh ponga

English: very smelly
Bahasa Malaysia: sangat busok


bu’unt

English: smell
Bahasa Malaysia: bau