Emplawas

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A language of Indonesia

Population

250 (2007 SIL).

Location

Southern Maluku Province, Emplawas village. Babar island, southern tip, then northwest.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Only the elders. Almost complete shift to the regional Malay variety, which is probably a dialect of Ambonese Malay [abs] or Indonesian [ind], which is used in all domains. Speakers also use Indonesian primarily in government and Christian religious domains.

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

Christian.