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In 2021, Disney released Raya and the Last Dragon, an animated movie set in the fictional land of Kumandra.
The film follows the story of Raya, a young warrior who sets out to find the last dragon in order to stop the evil Druun from destroying her homeland.
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Binturi in Raya and The Last Dragon
One of the characters in the film is Binturi, Raya’s trusty sidekick. Binturi is a small, blue creature with four legs and two arms. He has a large head with big eyes, and he speaks in a high-pitched voice.
The meaning of “binturi” is unclear, but it could have a slang meaning in another language.
According to our sources from Raya and The Last Dragon film- Binturi has been used as an insult given how it’s used throughout different lines within this movie.
Other sources claim “binturi” means traitor, lumberjack or thief.”
What Is The Meaning of Binturi?
So what does Binturi mean? Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer. Disney has not released any official information about the meaning of Binturi’s name. However, there are some theories.
Venturi is a name that travelers across Southeast Asia will recognize, along with its being used by the people of Indonesia to show how much they enjoy something.
This delicious beer has been around for over 30 years now and can be found in almost every country throughout this region.
The people of Malaysia have a unique way to enjoy their beer. They use it in traditional ceremonies and mark the history behind these drinks with an interesting slogan: “the party animal” means you can always be sure there will be fun times!
Raya and the Last Dragon
Many Disney fans were excited to see a new movie set in Southeast Asia. This region is not often represented in mainstream media, so it was refreshing to see a film that celebrated the cultures of this part of the world.
The film features several Asian languages, including Thai, Vietnamese and Malaysian. However, one of the most interesting aspects of the film is the use of a made-up language called Kumandran.
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Kumandran is based on various real-world languages, but it is not a perfect match for any one of them.
This artificial language was created specifically for the movie, and it includes words from Thai, Lao, Malay and other languages spoken in Southeast Asia.
One of the most fascinating aspects of Kumandran is the way it handles honorifics. In many Asian languages, there are different words that must be used depending on the relationship between the speaker and the person they are talking to.
For example, in Thai there are five different words that can be used to say “you”: khun (for someone of a higher social status), khap (for someone of a lower social status), chan (for a friend), phom (for an older relative) and nang (for a younger relative).
Kumandran simplifies this by having just two words for “you”: sia and nei. Sia is used when talking to someone of a higher social status, and nei is used when talking to someone of a lower social status.
This system is similar to the way “you” is used in English, but it is still interesting to see how Kumandran has borrowed from other languages to create a unique system.