Lisela

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Buru, Li Enyorot, Liet Enjorot, North Buru, Wayapo
Population

11,900 (1989 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province. Buru island, west of Manipa, Seram islands. 4 separate areas; largest area: northeast coast, lower inland Wae and Apo river valleys west of Kajeli town; other 3 areas westward across north Seram Sea coast. Some in Ambon.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Lisela (Licela, Licella), Tagalisa.

Language Use

Shifting to Ambonese Malay [abs].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.