Lole

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Ba’a, Baä, Central Rote, Loleh, Rote, Rote Tengah, Roti, Rotinese
Population

20,000 (2002 UKAW). Ethnic population: 20,000.

Location

East Nusa Tenggara Province. West central Rote island, from northern coast Ba’a town to south coast. North Lole dialect covers north and central regions of Lole domain.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ba’a, North Lole, South Lole. North Lole, na-hina, becomes South Lole, ni-hina.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Kupang [mkn] and Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2004.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.