Benggoi

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Bengoi, Isal, Kobi-Benggoi, Uhei Kachlakan, Uhei-Kaclakin, Uhei-Kahlakim
Population

350 (1989 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Benggoi, Balakeo, and Lesa villages. Seram island, Werinama and Bula districts, north Seram Sea coast.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Balakeo, Benggoi, Lesa. Lexical similarity: 70% with dialects; 54%–66% with Liana-Seti [ste], 46%–50% with Salas Gunung dialect [sgu], 32%–46% with Manusela [wha].

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

Christian, Muslim.