Hamap

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A language of Indonesia

Population

900

Location

East Nusa Tenggara Province. Alor island, east Kalabahi bay, around Moru town, 2 villages. Area surrounds Kui [kvd] language area.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Said to be intelligible with Adang [adn], but Adang speakers live on Bird’s Head area of Alor, while Hamap speakers live geographically separated from Adang speakers, across the bay. Structural and lexical differences with Adang.

Typology

Verb final, contrast between close and open, e; vowel-initial and glottal-initial words.

Other Comments

Separate sociopolitical history from Adang. Christian.