Hitu

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A language of Indonesia

Population

16,000 (1987 SIL).

Location

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

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Moderate to vigorous.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.