Kairui-Midiki

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A language of East Timor

Alternate Names
Cairui, Midiki
Population

15,000 (2010 census).

Location

Central small mountainous area surrounded by Makasae [mkz], Waima’a [wmh], Tetun [tet], Galolen [gal] language areas.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kairui, Midiki (Midik). Vocabulary predominantly Trans-New Guinea, structure is Austronesian. Related to Waima’a [wmh] and Habun [hbu]. Classification needs further investigation. May be co-dialect with Waima’a.

Writing
Latin script.