Tetun Medical Words
Tetun (or Tetum) is spoken by most people in
Dili and the surrounding region. Around 30 different languages
are spoken throughout Timor Loro-sa'e. Portuguese is also an official
language but more people speak Indonesian, which can be very useful
in areas where Tetun is not spoken.
Dr. Mark Raines, who volunteered for BPC in the
past, put together an extremely useful list of medical words which
you can download here.
He has also compiled a list of Tetun
He also recommends the following resources
Tetun English Medical Guide (pdf file 40 KB)
Health Terms (pdf file 130 KB)
A more comprehensive list of words in Tetun with their English
meanings. It is ordered in Tetun not English. Written by the Peace
Corp in East Timor in 2003.
Health Explanations in Tetun (pdf file 21 KB)
A list of several statements that may be useful during consultations.
Anatomy chart (110 KB jpg file)
Body parts labelled in Tetun
Timor Agriculture has several simple dictionaries
in pdf format which you can download from their website, here.