Lun Bawang


Lun Bawang is spoken by over 70,000 speakers in Sarawak, North Kalimantan, Sabah and Brunei in Borneo. The word Lun Bawang means people of the country or native people. While insisting that they never called themselves Murut, the Lun Bawangs were formerly identified as Murut by the British colonists and by other ethnic groups.

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


abpa

English: water
Bahasa Malaysia: air


aceh

English: one, 1
Bahasa Malaysia: satu


adaa'

English: chin
Bahasa Malaysia: dagu


anak mate

English: orphan
Bahasa Malaysia: anak yatim


anun

English: what
Bahasa Malaysia: apa


anun bala?

English: how are you?
Bahasa Malaysia: apa khabar?


bangkil

English: ankle
Bahasa Malaysia: buku lali


bata langit

English: blue
Bahasa Malaysia: biru


batu rayeh

English: a stone, a rock
Bahasa Malaysia: batu


bibir

English: lips
Bahasa Malaysia: bibir


dat taga

English: bad
Bahasa Malaysia: buruk


do pekak

English: good morning
Bahasa Malaysia: selamat pagi


do'

English: good
Bahasa Malaysia: bagus, baik


kareb

English: when
Bahasa Malaysia: bila


kated

English: back
Bahasa Malaysia: belakang


lal

English: chicken
Bahasa Malaysia: ayam


laput

English: cloud
Bahasa Malaysia: awan


maca'

English: to read
Bahasa Malaysia: baca


mada'

English: to tell
Bahasa Malaysia: beritahu


madu'

English: forehead
Bahasa Malaysia: dahi


mawa

English: love
Bahasa Malaysia: cinta


mekatu

English: good
Bahasa Malaysia: baik


mekuu'

English: brave
Bahasa Malaysia: berani


mesido'

English: arrogant
Bahasa Malaysia: angkuh


metaga

English: beautiful
Bahasa Malaysia: cantik


metutun

English: shallow
Bahasa Malaysia: cetek


misu'

English: change
Bahasa Malaysia: berubah


mula'

English: a lot, abundant
Bahasa Malaysia: banyak


ngukab

English: to open door
Bahasa Malaysia: buka pintu


pebaya'

English: being accompanied
Bahasa Malaysia: berteman


peburi

English: to speak, to talk
Bahasa Malaysia: bercakap


rayeh

English: big
Bahasa Malaysia: besar


rueb

English: waterfall
Bahasa Malaysia: air terjun


ruuk

English: chest
Bahasa Malaysia: dada


suit

English: a bird
Bahasa Malaysia: burung


surud

English: hill
Bahasa Malaysia: bukit


telupid

English: to lie down
Bahasa Malaysia: baring


tudung

English: shoulder
Bahasa Malaysia: bahu


tuped

English: to stand up
Bahasa Malaysia: berdiri


uko

English: dog
Bahasa Malaysia: anjing