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Naka’ela

A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3nae

Population  5 (1985 SIL).
Region  Central Maluku, northwest Seram, Kairatu village.
Language map  Indonesia, Central Maluku
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 71% with Lisabata-Nuniali [lcs], 66% with Hulung [huk], 63% with Alune [alp].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Central Maluku, East, Seram, Nunusaku, Three Rivers, Amalumute, Northwest Seram, Ulat Inai
Comments  Formerly lived in mountains. Reportedly decreased in number after moving down to Kairatu. Christian. Nearly extinct.
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