Kenyah


Kenyah is spoken in the Malaysian state of Sarawak and in the Indonesian states of Kalimantan in Borneo.

Below is a selection of Kenyah words to show the capabilities of Borneo Dictionary. Please send us your contributions to help us grow the word list.


ake'

English: I, me
Bahasa Malaysia: saya, aku


amai

English: father, dad
Bahasa Malaysia: bapa, ayah


ame'

English: we, excluding the person you are talking to
Bahasa Malaysia: kami


aya

English: eight, 8
Bahasa Malaysia: lapan, 8


cha

English: one, 1
Bahasa Malaysia: satu, 1


cha ato

English: one hundred, 100
Bahasa Malaysia: seratus, 100


dua

English: two, 2
Bahasa Malaysia: dua, 2


dua pulo'

English: twenty, 20
Bahasa Malaysia: dua puluh, 20


ida

English: they
Bahasa Malaysia: mereka


ikem

English: you all, everyone
Bahasa Malaysia: kamu orang


iko'

English: you (singular)
Bahasa Malaysia: kamu, awak, anda


ilu

English: we, us, including the person you are talking to
Bahasa Malaysia: kita


laki

English: male, man, boy
Bahasa Malaysia: lelaki


lema

English: five, 5
Bahasa Malaysia: lima, 5


leto

English: female, lady, woman
Bahasa Malaysia: perempuan, wanita


mbe'

English: uncle, aunty, aunt
Bahasa Malaysia: pak cik, mak cik


nem

English: six, 6
Bahasa Malaysia: enam, 6


pat

English: four, 4
Bahasa Malaysia: empat, 4


pi'en

English: nine, 9
Bahasa Malaysia: sembilan, 9


pulo'

English: ten, 10
Bahasa Malaysia: sepuluh, 10


pulo' cha

English: eleven, 11
Bahasa Malaysia: sebelas, 11


pulo' dua

English: twelve, 12
Bahasa Malaysia: dua belas, 12


pulo' telu

English: thirteen, 13
Bahasa Malaysia: tiga belas, 13


sa'din laki

English: younger brother
Bahasa Malaysia: adik lelaki


sa'din leto

English: younger sister
Bahasa Malaysia: adik perempuan


sabai

English: brother-in-law, sister-in-law
Bahasa Malaysia: abang ipar, kakak ipar


seken

English: older sibling
Bahasa Malaysia: kakak, abang


seken laki

English: older brother
Bahasa Malaysia: abang


seken leto

English: older sister
Bahasa Malaysia: kakak


telu

English: three, 3
Bahasa Malaysia: tiga, 3


tiga tawai

English: thank you
Bahasa Malaysia: terima kasih


tujok

English: seven, 7
Bahasa Malaysia: tujuh, 7


tuyang

English: friend
Bahasa Malaysia: kawan, sahabat, rakan


uko

English: grandparents
Bahasa Malaysia: datuk nenek


uko laki

English: grandfather, grandad
Bahasa Malaysia: datuk


uko leto

English: grandmother, grandma
Bahasa Malaysia: nenek


we'

English: mother, mum
Bahasa Malaysia: ibu, emak