Uab Meto

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Atoni, “Dawan” (pej.), Meto, Orang Gunung, “Rawan” (pej.), Timol, Timor, “Timor Dawan” (pej.), Timoreesch, Timoreezen, Timorese, Uab Atoni Pah Meto, Uab Pah Meto
Population

700,000 (2009 census).

Location

East Nusa Tenggara Province. Most of west Timor island.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Amanuban-Amanatun (Amanatun, Amanuban, Amanubang), Amfoan-Fatule’u-Amabi (Amabi, Amfoan, Amfuang, Fatule’u), Biboki-Insana (Biboki, Insanao), Kusa-Manlea (Kusa, Manea, Manlea), Mollo-Miomafo (Miomafo, Mollo). Much dialect variation. Ethnological and linguistic differences in nearly every valley. Same language chain as Amarasi [aaz] and Baikeno [bkx].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Helong [heg].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.