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Emplawas

A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3emw

Population  250 (2007 SIL).
Region  South Maluku, southwest Babar Island, Emplawas village.
Language map  Indonesia, Southern Maluku
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Babar, South, Southwest Babar
Language use  Mainly older adults. Also use Ambonese Malay [abs] or Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Agriculturalists: maize, cassava; fishermen; small scale eucalyptus oil production. Christian. Nearly extinct.
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