Adang

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Alor
Population

3,000 (2000), decreasing.

Location

Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, northwest (Bird’s Head), Alor island, northwest of Kalabahi town towards Banda Sea coast.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Aimoli. Because of linguistic differences and social identity, considered a separate language from Kabola [klz].

Language Use

Adang is becoming more restricted in domains and is decreasing in population due to urbanization (Haan 2001). Losing child speakers (Haan 2001). Bilingual young adults show stronger proficiency in Indonesian [ind] than in Adang (Hamilton 2013).

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Christian.