Laha

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Central Ambon
Population

3,890 (1987 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Laha and other villages. Ambon island, south central coast.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Distinct from Manusela [wha]. Lexical similarity: 64%–66% with Asilulu [asl] and Seit-Kaitetu [hik] (most similar).

Language Use

Parents encourage children to speak Laha. All ages. Also use Ambonese Malay [abs].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.