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Naduv
Spoken in Alentilla
Region North Alentilla and eatern parts of Almendras archipelago
Ethnicity Naduv people
Almendran people
Native speakers 2,000,000+  (2018)
Language family
Dialects
Mercedes
Presidencia
Arang
Writing system Latin alphabet
Aletyu alphabet
Official status
Recognised minority language in Alentilla
Regulated by Comisión de Lengua Naduv
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nv
Naduv is a language that spoken in the provinces of Mercedes, Presidencia, and northern parts of Alentilla province. It is also spoken in Almendras archipelago because there are many immigrants from North Alentilla lived in the said archipelago.

History

Phonology

Grammar

Numerals

Number Naduv word
1 Pen
2 Set
3 Ram
4 Fay
5 Nal
6 Tep
7 Bot
8 Lam
9 Mey
10 Im
11 Impen
12 Imset
13 Imram
14 Imfay
15 Imnal
16 Imtep
17 Imbot
18 Imlam
19 Immey
20 Ni
30 Re
40 Ap
50 Su
60 Et
70 Vo
80 Fa
90 Ti
100 Imru
200 Niru
300 Reru
400 Apru
500 Suru
600 Etru
700 Voru
800 Faru
900 Tiru
1000 Penvat
10,000 Imvat
100,000 Imruvat
1,000,000 Imjer
1,000,000,000 Imdar

Useful phrases

English Naduv
Hello Ayo 
Goodbye Kana
Yes Jat
No Hep
Good morning Inu tala
Good afternoon/noon Inu dere
Good evening/night Inu raya
What is your name? Pat yara si?
My name is Anna Yara su Anna
How are you? Penrey si?
I'm fine Ret su
Do you speak Naduv? Baban si Naduv?
I don't understand you Su lutuk ter si?
Okay Ret
Alright Ret
Thank you Pere
You're welcome Yomo pere
Please Shat
Excuse me Magay
Bless you! Konko si!
Congratulations! Ruyatei!
I love you Susi mamu!
Forgive me Dang su
I'm sorry Dong su
What is that? Pat chara?
This is my dog Chari raya su
Peace Imem
Happy and sad Mati sep nadi
By the grace of God Sa blam ru Dios!
I am the beginner of Naduv Su yegut Naduv
Long live  Shempat

See Also

Insular Alentinic language family
North Alentinic BundudDaput • Irya • Kalay • Lagat • NaduvPadi 
Central Alentinic Aletyu • Arun • Busa • Gara • IshanaIyaw • Maya • Sudut • Uli  
South Alentinic Ayo • Catulin • Milam • Raduk
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