Barakai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Workai
Population

4,450 (2011 SIL).

Location

South Maluku Province, Longgar, Apara, Bemun, and Mesiang villages. Southeast Aru chain, Barakai island; some on Gomo-Gomo island northeast of Barakai.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Barakai, Mesiang. Reportedly similar to Karey [kyd]. Lexical similarity: 70% with Batuley [bay].

Language Use

Vigorous.

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

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.