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Nila

A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3nil

Population  1,800 (1989 SIL), decreasing.
Region  Central Maluku, south central Seram Island transmigration area. 6 villages. (Originally Nila Island in south central Maluku).
Language maps  Indonesia, Central Maluku
Indonesia, Southern Maluku
Dialects  Similar to Serua [srw]. Not intelligible with Teun [tve].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Timor, Extra-Ramelaic, East, Teun-Nila-Serua, Nila-Serua
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Moved to Seram because of volcanic activity on their island.
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