Luang

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Letri Lgona, Lgona, Literi Lagona
Population

18,000 (1995 SIL). 200 monolinguals.

Location

Maluku Province. East of Timor island; entire Wetan island, across Wetan strait to northwest Babar island.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lakor, Luang, Moa, Wetan (Wetang). Low comprehension of Leti [lti]. Lexical similarity: 89% with Leti [lti].

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Ambonese Malay [abs], Indonesian [ind], Kisar [kje], Leti [lti].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Matrilineal. Christian.