Kemak

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A language of East Timor

Alternate Names
Ema
Population

62,000 in East Timor (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 72,000.

Location

Bobonaro district: Bobonaro town north to Lois river; Ermera district: Atsabe subdistrict.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Nogo (Nogo-Nogo), Kemak, Marobo, Haubaa, Kailaku, Maliana, Atsabe, Hatolia, Atabae. Most closely related to Mambae [mgm] and Tukudede [tkd].

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

All ages.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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