Ho salao ma sia doma  Na au puisi mana meulau tebes do  Te nggengger ma mopo e  Ia au dedea au sue ho terakhir do
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Rote poem, translated by Ellen Loa

The translation of my love poem in the rote (roti) language of the roti island, which is part of the small sunda islands in Indonesia. A poem for all rotes womens, in a language of the Central-Eastern group of Austronesian languages. Roti is an island located in the southwest of Timor which has 95,000 inhabitants. It is low and dry, covered with savannahs and steppes, people cultivate, rice, maize and cotton. Warning: The words "puisi" and "terakhir", respectively "poem" and "last" are here in Indonesian, the translator does not know them in roti.
Asian poems