Language of the Day for 09 May 2013

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Helong [heg]

A language of
Indonesia
Population
14,000 (Grimes et al. 1997). Ethnic population: 15,000.
Status
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Helong Darat shifting to Kupang Malay [mkn]. Funai dialect endangered through intermarriage and urban contact. Home, community, traditional ceremonies. Also use Dengka [dnk], Dhao [nfa], Hawu [hvn], Indonesian [ind], Kupang Malay [mkn], Uab Meto [aoz].
Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2011.