Galolen

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A language of East Timor

Alternate Names
Galole, Galolem, Galoli, Galolin
Population

13,000 in East Timor (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 13,680.

Location

Aileu district: small border area southeast; Dili district: 2 enclaves on Atauro island, and Metinaro area; Manatuto district: coast inland to Laclubar area.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Manatutu (Vila), Wetar (Iliwaki), Lakloo (Lacló), Laleia. Lexical similarity: 94%–98% with dialects, 57% with Aputai [apx], 52% with Tugun [tzn], 51% with Perai [wet] and Ili’uun [ilu].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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