Kambera (hilu Humba)

Kambera is a member of the Sumba-Flores branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language. It is spoken by about 240,000 people mainly in the east of Sumba Island in the Lesser Sunda Islands in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia.

Kambera is also known as East Sumba, East Sumbanese, Humba or Sumbanese. The native name for the language is hilu Humba, and speakers call themselves Tau Humba. It is used as a lingua franca in central and eastern Sumba. Dialects include Kambera, Melolo, Uma Ratu Nggai, Lewa, Kanatang, Mangili-Waijelo and Southern Sumba. The Kambera dialect is the most widely known.

Kambera was first documented by Dutch government officials and missionaries in the mid-19th century. Since then several grammars, dictionaries and other books in and about the language have been published.

Latin alphabet for Kambera

Latin alphabet for Kambera

Download an alphabet chart for Kambera (Excel)

The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

  1. Jia màta kai hamayangu timi yia, ‘Amama la awangu: Nyumu Ala Kamehangu-kau. Màla àruki ka marubuku-nggau dàngu ka tembikau.
  2. Jiakau Nyumuma Hanganji-ma. Màla àruki kau pareta la pinu tana dàngu na pambuha-mu ka nunjuya hama tuna la awangu.
  3. Wua àru-nggama la lodu nàhu uhu tuda ngama wai ràka ngunuma.
  4. Jàma àrunja da njalama, hama tuna nyuma ba mbàda jàma-manyaka na tau na manjala lai nyuma.
  5. Àmbu puli-nggama la pamàli na pawaima jàka era ningu makama-nggama tàka pahàla-kama welingu la limana i Ma-akatu. [Ba Nyumudu Hanganji ma-kuaha dàngu ma-mangarangu lundu nu - nu. Amingu!]’ wàmi.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/2908/MAT.6.KAM

Translation

  1. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
  2. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
  3. Give us this day our daily bread.
  4. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
  5. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Source: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-6/#9

Sample videos in Kambera

Information about Kambera | Numbers

Links

Information about Kambera
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kambera_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kambera
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamberaas_(taal)
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/xbr
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=z7S2Bg9ocIUC

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Amarasi, Ambel, Anuki, Araki, Balinese, Banjarese, Bima, Bugis, Bushi, Chamorro, Dawan, Dhao, Duri, Ende-Li'o, Fijian, Galoli, Gayo, Hawu, Hoava, Iban, Indonesian, Javanese, Kambera, Kerinci, Komering, Lampung, Ledo Kaili, Madurese, Makasarese, Malagasy, Malay, Malay (Terengganu), Mandar, Manggarainese, Mbula, Mentawai, Minangkabau, Mualang, Musi, Ngaju, Nias, Paicî, Palauan, Sasak, Sumbawa, Sundanese, Tetum, Tii, Toqabaqita, Toraja-Sa'dan, Wandamen, Western Rote

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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