||5,000 (1997 A. Ranoh).
||Island of Ndao, scattered on Rote, and Timor.
Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara and Southwestern Maluku
||Dao, Ndao, Ndaonese, Ndaundau
||Related to Sabu [hvn]. Difficult phonology.
||Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Bima-Sumba
||Bible portions: 2000–2004.
||‘Dhao’ is how they refer to themselves. ‘Ndao’ is how their Rote neighbors refer to them. Silversmiths. Men leave the island for long periods of seasonal work; women well known weavers of traditional cloth. Christian.