The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).
SIL code: ABZ
ISO 639-2: paa
|Population||16,000 (?) in the ethnic group (1981 Wurm and Hattori).|
|Region||Central and western Alor in the Lesser Sundas.|
|Alternate names||BARUE, 'BARAWAHING', NAMATALAKI|
|Dialects||ATIMELANG, KOBOLA, ALAKAMAN.|
|Classification||Trans-New Guinea, South Bird's Head-Timor-Alor-Pantar, Timor-Alor-Pantar, Makasai-Alor-Pantar, Alor.|
|Comments||Much dialect diversity. The Alakaman dialect may be a dialect of Kamang (Woisika). May be more than one language. 'Barawahing' is a derogatory name.|
This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/14.