Ambelau

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Amblau
Population

5,700 (1989 SIL). Ethnic population: 5,700.

Location

Central Maluku, Ambelau island off southeast coast of Buru island; Buru coast, Wae Tawa village, opposite Ambelau. 8 villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Not intelligible with Buru [mhs].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Other Comments

Schools through junior high on the island. Wild pigs and rocky terrain on Ambelau make cultivation impossible; that is done in Wae Tawa village on Buru Island. Muslim.