alaa menaa bibeerley tiɲa. japaraa sudu akii mee. isti poɖiyaas yanasa sudu akii mee
We had work there, of course, [but] where we were all living was right here. Where the(se) children were all born was right here.
This item illustrates the nonanaphoric, non-deictic (or very weakly deictic) use of isti. The cleft interpretation comes from the presence of the focus particle mee, right-dislocation of the focused constituent and the location of the main intonation drop on the focus particle. Such cleft sentences often have a nominalized verb, but not this one.