If you are a fan of animated movies, then probably you have watched Disney’s 2021 animated feature film; Raya and the Last Dragon, then you must have heard strange words like “Dep La” and “Binturi,” “Dep La” translates to strangely beautiful in Vietnamese or rather best friend in the context of the movie. However, have you ever wondered what “Binturi” actually means?
While the film purports one meaning of the term, it also has other meanings in other ethnicities. This mostly confuses people who might hear it in different jurisdictions. You might be visiting some foreign country and hear the word again, only to misinterpret it.
But sit tight today. Let’s find out the meanings of the word “Binturi.”
Read on and find out.
Raya and the Last Dragon
Raya and the Last Dragon is a 2021 American animated action-adventure movie produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is based on Southeast Asian culture. The creators of the movie actually did research in the South Eastern Countries of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Raya is a warrior princess who seeks a dragon hoping to restore the dragon gem that would help banish “Druun,” an evil spirit that turns people and dragons to stone from the land of Kumandra. By September 2021, the film had grossed over $130 million worldwide.
In the film, Druun, the evil spirit ravages the land of Kumandra. Sisu’s last dragon concentrates her magic into a gem to banish Druun and hence revive the people and dragons that the spirit had turned to stone. Initially, there is a power struggle for the dragon gem in Kumandra, which breaks into a battle.
The ensuing battle breaks the dragon gem into five pieces and divides its people into five tribes; Fang, Heart, Spine, Talon, and Tail. Chief Benja of the Heart tribe trains his daughter Raya to protect the dragon gem five hundred years later.
Raya and Sisu travel through the tribes, namely Tail, Talon, and Spine, to reclaim the gem pieces and make new friends. Most of these friends are families of victims of the Druun. Sisu ends up being accidentally killed by Namaari, the daughter of Chief Virana of the Fang tribe.
The death of Sisu causes water to disappear from Fang’s canal. Despite Namaari killing Raya’s dragon, Raya trusts her and gives her a piece of the dragon gem which encourages other tribes to do the same. Reassembling the gem helps vanquish the Druun, and this saves all the Druun’s victims, both human and dragon, who help to resurrect Sisu.
What Does Binturi mean?
There is little information on what “binturi” actually means. However, it could have a slang meaning in another language. According to sources, Binturi in Raya and the Last Dragon is used as an insult given how it is used in various lines in the film. For example: “Binturi?
That’s not a very nice way to describe an old friend” and “She is the backstabbing binturi that broke the world.” Other sources claim that binturi means a traitor, a liar, or a thief.
Given how hard it is to come up with the meanings of words used in Raya and the Last dragon, most sources claim the creators actually came up with their own language. This is not hard to believe either, and the most credible source for the meaning of these words is the creators themselves, perhaps.
Binturi also has other meanings in Indonesian and Malaysian.
Binturi Meaning In Indonesia And Malaysia
Venturi is both the name of a delicious Malaysian beer and an Indonesian word that means “to have fun.” This delicious beverage has been around for over 30 years now and can be found all across Asia, along with being used by Indonesians to show their enthusiasm about something! Interestingly, Bintur’s slogan translates into English as “the party animal” – perfect if you are looking for a fun time!
Venturi is a Malaysian beer that was first brewed in 1985. Locals who imbibe the drink maintain that it is very delicious. Furthermore, it is mostly used in traditional ceremonies, marking their heritage. However, it is used only in fun times. They never take the brew during trouble.