Tetum Language Dog Names

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Introduction

Tetum, also known as Tetun, is an Austronesian language people speak in Timor. It is one of two official languages in East Timor and is also prevalent in the Belu Regency in Indonesian West Timor as well.

Tetum is not an altogether common language, with only around 500,000 native speakers globally, but its rarity could mean you want to start looking for Tetum language dog names. Wouldn’t it be amazing to give your dog a name that’s uncommon but beautiful? That’s what the Tetum language can offer. Read on to find out possible options and considerations for naming your new dog. 

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Tetum Language Dog Name Considerations

Languages can be quite tricky to work with when it comes to dog names, especially if it’s not your own, but someone else’s. If you don’t have a firm understanding of all a language’s nuances, then you may not find the most appropriate name for your dog. That’s why out of all considerations, researching word and name meanings would have to be the most important.

Instead of picking a word you like and using it as Tetum language dog names, find out what that word means. Ensure it’s not inappropriate, insensitive or offensive to anyone. The meaning of the word can be random, but it could also help if you relate it to your dog’s personality, color, or breed. For example, consider a name like Boot. Boot comes from bo’ot, which is ‘big’ in Tetum. Such a title would suit a large dog.

Equally as important is gender. Make sure any Tetum language dog names you choose are suitable for your dog’s gender or are unisex. Otherwise, you face the genuine possibility of finding out once it’s too late that you’ve chosen the wrong name!

If you have considered all possible avenues and reasons for choosing dog names, then now’s the time to pick the best Tetum language dog name for your new pooch. 

Male Tetum Language Dog Names

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Kal
Meaning maybe in Tetum
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Boot
The word for big in Tetum
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Timor
Where Tetum is spoken
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Belu
Of the Tetun Belu dialect
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Terik
Of the Tetun Terik dialect
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Diak
Meaning good in Tetum
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Domin
Love in Tetum
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Dom
Short for Domin
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Fatin
The word for a place
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Hemu
To drink
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Foho
A mountain
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Fulan
The moon cycle in a month
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Hotu
Everything and all
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Haan
To eat
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Kalan
The night
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Kraik
To be low
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Laran
To be inside
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Belun
A friend
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Lian
A voice or language
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Mane
A man
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Tinan
The year
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Toos
Something that's hard
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Moris
The Tetum word for life
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Lulik
To be sacred
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Ulun
The Tetum word for head
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Keiju
The Tetum word for cheese
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Povu
Of people in Tetum
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Xefe
The word for a chief
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Asu
The word for dog
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Udan
The word for rain
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Tulun
A big help

Female Tetum Language Dog Names

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Tasi
Meaning sea in Tetum
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Malayo
From the Malayo-Polynesian language family
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Mala
A variant of Malayo
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Layo
Short for Malayo
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Dili
Of Tetun Dili
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Prasa
Of Tetun Prasa
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Ema
A person or people in Tetum
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Feto
Of a woman
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Lia
The word for language
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Ida
The word for one
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Tenke
Must in Tetum
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Ideia
To have an idea
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Atus
The word for 100
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Malae
A foreigner
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Uma
The Tetum word for house
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Rua
The word for two in Tetum
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Lima
The word for five in Tetum
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Sia
Nine in Tetum
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Sisi
To nag or pester
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Para
To tell someone to stop
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Ahi
The Tetum word for fire
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Loro
The sun
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Neen
The word for six
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Ibrig
The Tetum word for please
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Sim
The Tetum word for yes
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Bondia
A greeting, like good morning
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Heppi
Goodbye in Tetum
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Istoria
The Tetum word for history
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Dalan
Meaning the street
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Kiik
To be little
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Kiki
A play on Kiik

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