Hitu

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A language of Indonesia

Population

16,000 (1987 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Wakal, Hitu, Mamala, Morela, and Hila villages. Northeast Ambon island, Piru Sea coast, Hitu peninsula.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Hila, Hitu, Mamala, Morela, Wakal. Lexical similarity: 67%–82% with Seit-Kaitetu [hik], 74%–82% with Tulehu [tlu].

Language Use

Moderate to vigorous.

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

Muslim, Christian.